Multiple Tornadoes Confirmed in Iowa and Illinois on May 24


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Quad Cities, IA/IL – The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed several tornadoes touched down in Iowa and Illinois on Friday.

According to the NWS Quad Cities, four tornadoes were reported in Wellman-Frytown, IA; Delta, IA; Riverside-West Branch, IA; and Hooppole, IL. All were rated EF-1, except for the Hooppole tornado, which remains unrated.

The Wellman-Frytown tornado had peak winds of 110 mph, tracked for 18.06 miles, and reached a width of 100 yards. No injuries or fatalities were reported. Similar characteristics were observed for the Delta and Riverside-West Branch tornadoes, with slight variations in path length and duration.

Local authorities are assessing the damage and urging residents to stay alert for further weather updates.


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