CLINTON COUNTY, Iowa – Two tornadoes destroyed some mobile homes, left at least three people hurt, and damaged trees and buildings in Clinton County, Iowa.
That’s what the National Weather Service experts determined after surveying damage at a mobile home park in Clinton just east of Low Moor, and another area just south of Andover. Both tornados were rated EF-1, the NWS reported.
That’s in addition to the tornado confirmed to have damaged trees in the McCausland area.
The Low Moor tornado was on the ground from 7:49 to 7:51 p.m., traveling 1.4 miles in that time with a maximum width of 75 yards. At least five mobile homes were destroyed at Royal Pines Village, several others were damaged, and at least three people were injured according to the NWS. Peak winds from the Low Moor tornado were estimated at 90 miles per hour.
“Preliminary reports state five mobile homes were destroyed, eight received major damage and 16 received minor damage. Electrical and water service has been restored to mobile homes that were deemed safe for the residents to re-inhabit. Crews are still working on providing gas service to some of the homes,” said a statement from the Clinton County Emergency Management office.
The Andover tornado traveled about 3.4 miles from 7:57 to 8:01 p.m. and it was 300 yards wide. No injuries or deaths were reported from the tornado that tracked across northeastern Clinton County; damage was primarily to trees and farm outbuildings. Peak winds from the Andover tornado were estimated at 95 miles per hour.
At least five tornadoes were confirmed to have struck communities in and around the Quad Cities during the March 15 storms, the NWS said.