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Severe storms roll through Iowa with strong winds

News, Weather

August 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Severe storms swept across Iowa, Sunday, with heavy rains causing some flooding and strong wind gusts snapping tree limbs and affecting power lines. The Des Moines Register said the National Weather Service received a report of one person injured by lightning during the storms Sunday. The Iowa Storm Chasing Network said on its social media page that eastern Iowa storm chaser Danny Murphy was hit by lightening late Sunday afternoon near Denison, but was last reported to have been resting comfortably in the hospital.

Crawford County emergency management coordinator Gregory Miller said several highways were covered at various points during the storm. Heavy rains broke through a farm retention dam in Denison, causing flooding on Iowa Highway 39.

The Omaha World-Herald reported that I-29 was closed when the roof and sidewall blew off a building and into a pickup pulling a trailer. Sioux City Police Sgt. Dane Wagner said the truck toppled, but no one was injured.

Other storm reports from western Iowa, as relayed by law enforcement, the public & media to the National Weather Service:

8:19-p.m. Heavy rain 5 miles e/se of Charter Oak in Crawford Co.; 3.6″ of rain from 6:30-8:15-p.m.

8:15-p.m. Est. 80mph winds in Bayard and Yale in Guthrie Co.; Power poles & lines down.

8:12-p.m. 58mph gust of wind in Audubon.

7:45-p.m. estimated 65mph wind gust 2 miles e. of Earling in Shelby Co.

7:45-p.m. Tstorm wind damage E/SE of Manning in Carroll Co.: Tree limbs down.

7:42-p.m. Flash Flood 5 miles N of Denison. Dam Failure. Huwy 39 closed due to flash flooding.

7:42-p.m. Tstorm wind gust estimated at 60mph in Irwin.

7:40-p.m. 2″ diameter tree limbs down in Templeton (Carroll Co.)

7:32-p.m. Tstorm wind damage 1 mile w. of Denison. Campers tipped over.

7:30-p.m. Funnel cloud reports 1 mile w. of Vail in Crawford Co.

7:30-p.m.  Numerous large trees down in Manning.

7:15-p.m. Tstorm wind gust est. at 63mph in Denison. Multiple trees down, person hit by lightening. Numerous power outages.

7:13-p.m. Tstorm wind damage in Missouri Valley. 5″ dia. tree limbs blown down.

7:09-p.m. 60mph winds in Missouri Valley.

6:56-p.m. est. 50mph wind gust in Dow City (Crawford Co.); 1″ dia. hail also.

Boil Advisory issued for Hancock in Pottawattamie County

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August 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Officials with Pottawattamie County Emergency Management report due to the earlier electrical storms, a system malfunction has dropped pressure in the City of Hancock’s water system. As a precaution, all citizens in Hancock are urged to boil water or use bottled water for all food preparation and consumption.

The City will be distributing a flyer to each residence and will provide you with further information and a contact number for questions you may have.

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Storms cause damage in western Iowa Sunday evening & injuries

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August 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Storms that pounded eastern Nebraska and western Iowa Sunday evening brought the threat of tornadoes and winds gusting up to 65 miles per hour and greater. The National Weather Service says an estimated 63-mph wind was recorded at the Denison Airport at around 7:15-p.m. Emergency Management officials reports multiple trees down and a person was struck by lightening. There were also multiple power outages reported across the area.

(This will be updated)

Tree knocks powerline onto church – sets shingles on fire

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August 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Gusty winds caused a tree branch to fall onto a power line in Atlantic Sunday evening. The power line in turn fell on the roof of the 1st Baptist Church at 710 Walnut, setting some shingles on fire. Atlantic Fire responded to the scene just after 6:40-p.m., Sunday.

The damage is believed to have been minimal. Crews from Atlantic Municipal Utilities were called to cut the power to the still charged line.

Adams County man arrested Saturday

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August 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County report an Adams County man was arrested Saturday on a valid Montgomery County warrant. 32-year old George Allen Alfred Wesbrook III, of Nodaway, was arrested for a probation violation.

Wesbrook was transported to the Montgomery County Jail and held on a $10,000 cash bond.

Flash Flood Watch for parts of the KJAN listening area tonight

News, Weather

August 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

343 PM CDT SUN AUG 31 2014

…THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN LIKELY TONIGHT…

Flash Flood Watch (Counties in green); Tornado Watch (Counties in yellow)

Flash Flood Watch (Counties in green); Tornado Watch (Counties in yellow)

THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME WIDESPREAD THIS EVENING. THE STORMS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL OVER A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. IN ADDITION…SEVERAL STORMS MAY TRACK ACROSS SIMILAR AREAS AND FURTHER ENHANCE THE HEAVY RAIN THREAT.

IOWA COUNTIES: CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-DECATUR-

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING…

WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE PAST WEEK HAS RESULTED IN SATURATED SOILS AND FAVORABLE CONDITIONS FOR SIGNIFICANT RUNOFF. HEAVY RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR WIDESPREAD 1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN. HEAVIER RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 3 INCHES MAY OCCUR.

FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE REGION. SIGNIFICANT PONDING IN URBAN AREAS IS POSSIBLE. IN ADDITION…SMALL STREAMS MAY RISE ABOVE THEIR BANKS AND CAUSE FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS INCLUDING ROADWAYS. FLASH FLOODING AT NIGHT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. IN ADDITION…THESE RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL CAUSE A FEW LARGER STREAMS TO NEAR FLOOD STAGE OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

Tornado Watch issued for parts of western IA

News, Weather

August 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

335 PM CDT SUN AUG 31 2014

TORNADO WATCH 479 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS Untitled

IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE: BUENA VISTA CHEROKEE CLAY CRAWFORD DICKINSON EMMET HARRISON IDA MILLS MONONA O’BRIEN OSCEOLA PALO ALTO PLYMOUTH POCAHONTAS POTTAWATTAMIE SAC SHELBY SIOUX WOODBURY.

EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 335 PM UNTIL 900 PM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE; SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE; SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG. AND 60 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF SPENCER IOWA TO 45 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CONCORDIA KANSAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMEMBER…A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

Denison woman arrested on drug charges Sunday morning

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August 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office reports a Denison woman was arrested early this (Sunday) morning, on drug charges. Officials say Police in Denison requested the Sheriff’s K-9 unit check for the presence of narcotics, and as a result, the dog, “Bayou” alerted to the odor of illegal narcotics. 29-year old Amber Lea Nelson, of Denison, was arrested on aggravated misdemeanor charges that include Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Cocaine, along with a simple misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia charge. Her bond was set at $2,000.

Traffic stop near Denison Saturday results in drug-related arrest

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August 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Crawford County say a traffic stop just south of Denison Saturday resulted in the arrest of the driver on drug charges. The Sheriff’s Dept. said 38-year old Ross Eugene McCall, of Denison, was arrested on serious misdemeanor charges that include Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Methamphetmaine,  simple misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Failure to obey a traffic signal control device charges, as well as an aggravated misdemeanor charge of Carrying Weapons.

Officials say prior to McCall being pulled over on 260th Street, he allegedly threw contraband out of the vehicle. The Crawford County K9 “Bayou” and his partner arrived on scene. The dog alerted to the odor of narcotics, resulting in the recovery of two baggies of illegal substances.  During the search of the vehicle, Deputies also found a loaded pistol, which was seized along with the drugs.

McCall’s bond is set at $2,000.

Bluffs man arrested in Adams County Sunday morning

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August 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reports a Pottawattamie County man was arrested early this (Sunday) morning, following a traffic stop. 35-year old Joseph Bartlett, of Council Bluffs, was arrested at around 1:30-a.m. for Driving While Suspended. Bartlett was brought to the Adams County Jail, where his bond was set at $566.