Tornado destroys buildings at fairgrounds in Charles City

May 28, 2019
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A building on the Floyd County Fairgrounds site in Charles City, Iowa, is seen leveled after a tornado touched down on the area on Monday, May 27, 2019. (Bryon Houlgrave/The Des Moines Register via AP)

CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — A tornado hit an area near the Floyd County fairgrounds in Charles City, destroying several buildings and damaging others.

The Des Moines Register reports the tornado hit the fairgrounds and homes in the northeast Iowa city about 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Craig Anderson, the fair board treasurer, says the tornado destroyed two fairgrounds buildings, severely damaged two others and caused some damage to other structures. Two buildings at the nearby Floyd County Ag Center also were destroyed.

At least three homes also were damaged or destroyed.

No injuries were reported.

The National Weather Service in La Crosse, Wisconsin, confirmed an EF-1 tornado hit the area. Such tornadoes have wind speeds of up to 110 mph.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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