UPDATE: Confirmed tornadoes in Vinton and Walford over weekend - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

UPDATE: Confirmed tornadoes in Vinton and Walford over weekend

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UPDATE: The National Weather Service determined an EF2 tornado went through Walford Sunday morning. Estimated winds were up to 115 mph, 75 yards wide; path 4 miles; 4 injured.

The National Weather Service says an EF2 tornado went through Vinton Sunday morning, with estimated winds at 135 mph; 100 yards wide; path 1.62 miles; 5 injured.  


The storm ripped through Vinton around 5:00 a.m. Sunday.

High winds hit several multi-family apartment buildings and one business on the south east side of town.

The buildings sustained serious structural damage, losing roofs and walls.

The Vinton Police Department report several residents were taken to Virginia Gay Hospital with minor injuries.

There are still a number of residents without power at this time, police are unsure of when power will be restored in that part of town.

Many emergency crews were on scene.

At the time of the storm, the City of Vinton was under a severe thunderstorm warning issued by the National Weather Service. The warning included hazardous 60 mph wind gusts.

The National Weather Service is sending a survey team to Vinton tomorrow to assess the damage.

The Red Cross is on scene and is providing assistance to those effected by the storm.


Parts of a Vinton apartment building's roof are destroyed or heavily damaged this morning.

This happened to an apartment complex in the 1500 block of 2nd Avenue early Sunday morning after a strong storm passed through eastern Iowa.

Multiple ambulances and police cars are on scene. No word yet on any serious injuries.

The damage appears extensive.

This is a developing story. We have a KWWL crew on scene and will keep you updated as more information is made available.

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