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Tornado Touches Down near Iowa City

Tornado Touches Down near Iowa City

Created: May 25, 2019 08:57 AM

A tornado touched down just south of Iowa City, Iowa, on Friday, causing some damage but no injuries.

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The Iowa City Press-Citizen says the tornado affected two lightly-populated unincorporated towns of Frytown and Sharon Center.

Sgt. Brad Kunkel of the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, says some homes and trailers were damaged.

He says that authorities will be checking to see if anyone needs assistance, including the Amish community in the county who may not have electricity.

The tornado disrupted a high school graduation at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, where the University of Iowa is located. Students and their families were moved to the bowels of the facility after a tornado siren sounded.

The National Weather Service said the threat of tornadoes in the area had ended by late Friday evening.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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