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Heavy damage reported at Traer - severe weather to continue

June 30, 2014
By John Speer - Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

2:50 p.m.- Monday, June 30: The Tama County Sheriff's Office and Traer Fire Department has reported to the Dispatch Center in Toledo storm damage has occurred in Traer. Clearline Cutlery, a manufacturing plant on Traer's south side has significant damage Tama County Chief Deputy Chad Hanson reported. At 3 p.m. the Traer Fire Department reported roofs were off of at least 10 homes and there was significant damage to buildings there. A number of utility lines and some trees were reported down.

Some rural roads are under water. Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police are reporting on police frequency water over the road and in the Powwow Grounds.

The National Weather Service Forecast for Toledo and vicinity:

Detailed Forecast: Monday- June 30----

* This Afternoon Showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could be severe, with large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain. High near 84. Breezy, with a southwest wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

* Tonight Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. Low around 62. West wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

* Tuesday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Breezy, with a west wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

* Tuesday Night A chance of showers before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Northwest wind 8 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.



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