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Storms knock out power to several thousand in QC

Storms and heavy rainfall caused damage and power outages overnight Sunday, Oct. 24 across the Quad Cities.

MOLINE, Ill. — Storms caused damage and power outages overnight Sunday, Oct. 24 across the Quad Cities area.

Thousands were without power Sunday night, with first reports coming in at about 8 p.m. Many costumers remained without power as of 5:30 a.m. Monday:

Washington Junior High School in Rock Island canceled classes Monday due to the power outage, according to Web Content Specialist Jenna Panicucci with the Rock Island-Milan School District.

Heavy rainfall and wind entered the area Sunday morning, lasting through Monday morning. 

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As of about 9:45 p.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service reported the following 24-hour rainfall totals:

  • Cedar Rapids - 1.25"
  • Cardova - 1"
  • Cambridge 1.2"
  • Keokuk - 2.3"
  • North Liberty - 1.32"
  • Macomb - 0.88"

Wind gusts as great as 35-40 mph were seen at about 5 a.m. Monday, especially west of the Mississippi River.

Light to moderate rain will continue to sweep through the area through late Monday morning. A flash flood watch remains in effect for areas along and South of I-80 until 7 a.m.