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Flooding and a Twister in Sioux County

On Saturday, thunderstorms with a low-pressure system spun up a twister and brought flooding rains to one county in Iowa.

Twister in Sioux County, Iowa

Photo Credit: Sioux County, IA Emergency Management

On Saturday, this tornado was observed near State Highway 10 and US Highway 75 in Sioux County, Iowa. The Iowa State Patrol reported a twister a few miles southwest of Sioux Center near 410th Street and Goldfinch Avenue.

The sheriff's office reported no injuries or significant damage from the tornado.

Flooding in Sioux County, Iowa

Photo Credit: Sioux County Sheriff's Office

Besides a tornado, thunderstorms brought flooding rains to parts of the county, Boyden, Rock Valley, and Sioux Center. The sheriff's office advised no travel on Saturday because of flooding, as several vehicles were stuck in flooded streets.

Up in Rock Valley, flooding was occurring in the town where Main Street was closed for a period of time. Continuing eastward on US Highway 18, the city of Boyden had flooded streets, and even parts of US Highway 18 was closed because of standing water.

The low-pressure system that brought this flooding rains and severe weather has moved eastward impacting southeast Iowa and over to Missouri and Illinois Sunday evening.


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