Residents in the small southwest Iowa town of Prescott are being evacuated due to rising flood waters. Last night’s strong storms spawned twisters, with authorities confirming at least three tornadoes struck in southwest Iowa.
One tornado tracked from just south of Corning and came within two miles of the city of Creston before continuing a path of destruction into Clark and Madison counties along a 40 mile stretch. No injuries were reported, but two houses and multiple outbuildings were destroyed by the twister.
Trees were thrown about and dozens of power lines were downed as well. Alliant Energy reported more than 400 customers without power in the morning hours, including the whole city of Afton. Most electric service has been restored and as residents in these two counties recover, many are now dealing with major flooding after multiple storm cells dropped anywhere from five to nine inches of rain.