Wind damage is greatest impact of Thursday storm ...

Damaging winds proved to cause the greatest amount of trouble during the Thursday afternoon, July 9 severe thunderstorm that rolled through northeast Iowa. Within the town of Waukon there was an abundance of tree damage (as evident in the surrounding photos), as well as some power outages due to power lines being damaged by falling trees or poles themselves being blown over.

Storm spotters were called out throughout the county around 2 p.m. and a Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Allamakee County from approximately 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., with strong wind gusts in excess of 50 miles per hour and some heavy bursts of rain being the most observed impacts of the storm. Power crews were busy most of the remainder of the evening restoring electricity, and City of Waukon Street Department crews were also kept busy well into the evening and again the following morning cleaning up storm debris. Allamakee County Emergency Management Coordinator Corey Snitker said there were also sporadic reports throughout the county of corn fields with areas flattened by wind gusts.

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