Storms pounded much of Iowa Tuesday, starting late in the afternoon. One big front went through the central part of the state early in the evening. A tornado warning was issued for Marshall County, but Marshalltown took the brunt of the storm as winds gusting to 60 miles an hour and greater caused a power outage in the south side of town, and in older neighborhoods many large trees and limbs were downed. In the daylight remaining after the storm passed, many residents were out picking up fallen limbs and cutting up the trees downed by the storm. Winds of up to 80 miles an hour were recorded in Benton County, and power lines were knocked down by the ferocity of the wind. Flood warnings were issued for many parts of the state, but expired at five o’clock this morning.
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