Clean up is underway in northeast Iowa after tornadoes touched down across the area Wednesday. A twister was spotted by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office on the ground just southwest of West Union just before 5 p.m. The tornado traveled northeast, just missing West Union, and went toward Eldorado.
There was minor damage reported, some roof damage to area outbuildins and there was one tree that fell on a house. A slow moving tornado struck near Stanley and stayed on the ground for nearly and hour. It was about 100 yards wide and caused some damage to area buildings.
A possible tornado also struck near Fredericksburg in Chickasaw county and destroyed a barn. Some trees fell on homes near Hawkeye and about 40 feet of roof was ripped off a vacant poultry building north of West Union. Some students at South Winneshiek High School going back for the first day of classes huddled in a school shelter.
Football players, girls volleyball and cross country teams were still at the school when the storm hit. No injuries were reported in the storms.