Parts of eastern Iowa were leveled with heavy rain and strong winds Monday. Brian Pierce with the National Weather Service says flash flooding is possible with more storms today. Some areas had 3 to 5 inches of rain yesterday, and a possible tornado damaged buildings and crops in Washington County.
Pierce says there was a confirmed 61 mile per hour wind gust in Washington before the town lost power, plus there are numerous reports of flattened corn in the area. The damage also includes a collapsed service building at an auto dealership in Washington. A crew from the National Weather Service is surveying the damage in the area to determine if it was a tornado.
Pierce says other parts of eastern Iowa experienced hail and wind damage. He says Benton and Black Hawk Counties reported up to 70 mile per hour winds. Grapefruit sized hail damaged homes and vehicles in the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area.