Weather Alert

Floyd County tornado rated as EF-1

Map showing path of Wednesday's tornado (National Weather Service-LaCrosse)

FLOYD — The tornado that touched down in Floyd County on Wednesday evening has been rated as an EF-1.

The National Weather Service office in LaCrosse surveyed the area on Thursday. They say the tornado touched down just east of the Nagle Wildlife Area south of the Avenue of the Saints between Nora Springs and Rockford at about 5:35 PM, trekking mainly east for 11 miles to just south of Floyd. The tornado at its maximum width was 60 yards.

The Weather Service says the tornado produced an intermittent damage path across mainly rural areas of the county. A bulk of the damage was rated as EF-0, although the tornado intensified toward the end of the path, heavily damaging a hog containment building and nearby crops, with that damage being rated a low end EF-1, or about 90 miles per hour.

No injuries were reported with the storm.


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