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Service confirms 2 tornadoes caused damage in eastern Iowa

A pile of lumber is all thats left of Gary Knottnerus's cattle barn after a Wednesday tornado. Photo: Joe Huisinga (CBS2/FOX28)

The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes caused some eastern Iowa storm damage.

The service says the first tornado touched down around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday in northeastern Jefferson County and lifted about four minutes later near Lake Darling in Washington County. It was rated EF-1 with winds reaching 110 mph that damaged farm outbuildings and trees.

The second struck around 6:35 p.m. in northeast Washington County and lifted six minutes later. It also was rated an EF-1 twister, damaging outbuildings, power lines and trees.

No injuries have been reported.

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