Around 8:00 pm Tuesday, trained weather spotters confirmed a tornado was on the ground near and in the city of Kanawha. Since then, KIOW has established hefty damage in and around the city. Though the natural reaction for Iowans is to help our neighbors, at this time, it is too dangerous for large crowds in the area.
The city of Kanawha released this: “The city is asking you to stay home while clean up is happening. There are reports of people getting in the way. Thank you.”
Hancock county is currently reporting over 700 power outages. Crews will be out to start repairing power when possible.