NWS Confirms Three Tuesday Iowa Tornadoes So Far

Strong storms bringing high winds and heavy rain swept parts of southern, central and eastern Iowa yesterday(Tues). Coverage partner TV9 reports that a couple of tornadoes touched down yesterday(Tues) afternoon in Benton County.  The station says one was spotted on the ground near Blairstown and another near Chelsea.  Benton County Emergency Management officials say there…read more »

Monroe, Wisconsin Ethanol Plant Explosion, Fire

MONROE, Wis. (AP) – Officials say an explosion at an ethanol plant in southern Wisconsin caused structural damage, but did not result in any injuries to employees or first responders. Green County Emergency Management Director Tanna McKeon says the explosion occurred in a silo at Badger State Ethanol in Monroe shortly before 6 a.m. today(Tues). …read more »

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