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Tornadoes, severe storms cause damage in eastern Iowa

East of West Union East of West Union

Severe storms including some with possible tornadoes moved through eastern Iowa Sunday afternoon. 

Damage was reported near Chester in Howard Co., in West Union, and in Iowa County near Ladora. 

No injuries were reported. 

One suspected tornado tore a path near the town of Ladora.  Bill Gregor's home had part of the roof torn off.  He says just by looking at how trees and grass were leaning, the tornado went right overhead and traveled to the northeast.  Gregor was in his basement when it happened.

"What they is that it sounds like a freight train. It was a freight train," Gregor said.

The tornado damaged two other properties nearby, and knocked down several power line poles before it dissipated.

In West Union, the fast moving storm uprooted trees and damaged vehicles and homes.

Damage was reported in Chester around 3:00 p.m.  This is in Howard County near the border with Minnesota.  We're told at least one home was damaged and some power lines brought down by the storm.  Highway 63 was closed for a time while crews cleaned up the damage.

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