Wind during Floyd Co. tornado reached speeds between 100-110 mph

No injuries or fatalities have been reported in Floyd County despite a tornado with wind speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.

Posted: May 27, 2019 4:17 PM
Updated: May 27, 2019 7:02 PM

CHARLES CITY, Iowa - No injuries or fatalities have been reported in Floyd County despite a tornado with wind speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.

Jayden Jorgensen - Fairgrounds in Charles City, May 27, 2019.

"The National Weather Service survey crews have assessed the tornado damage to the fairgrounds in Charles City, Iowa as high end EF-1, with max winds in the 100-110 mph range," the Floyd County Sheriff's Office said.

Eleven properties have structure damage, including the Floyd County Fairgrounds, and three houses are currently unlivable.

Power lines have been reported down on Shadow and Timber Ave., emergency management said.

Volunteers may be needed this week in the county, and the Red Cross is assisting local families and is taking donations.

KIMT spoke with one family that has been displaced due to the tornadoes.

When sticks began hitting a window Monday afternoon, a family of five who live just north of town headed to the basement.

Moments later, with reported tornadoes in the area, the family was just lucky to be safe.

The house, just south of 155th St. north of Charles City, is now inhabitable.

But the family, which has three children, was safe, thanks in large part to a tornado safe room the family used.

A Tornado Warning was issued at 12:30 p.m. and a second one was issued at around 1:15 p.m.
We will have more on this story later tonight.

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