Officials verify that weak tornado caused Iowa damage

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Posted at 5:03 PM, Apr 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-08 18:03:08-04

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The National Weather Service confirms that a weak tornado damaged homes at a Cedar Rapids mobile home park.

Television station KCRG reports the tornado was rated an EF-0 and reached winds up to 85 mph. It hit about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Summit View Mobile Home Park. The tornado traveled for more than a half-mile before lifting back into the air over a field.

The weather service says several mobile homes were damaged, including one that had a roof partially torn off, and windows in another home were blown out. One girl suffered minor injuries from flying glass.