EF-2 Tornado March 6, 2017

EF-2 Tornado March 6, 2017

Down power line with metal debris in nearby trees.

On March 6, 2017 an EF-2 tornado tracked through Scott County inflicting property damage in numerous locations throughout the county. See the track of the tornado from the National Weather Service damage survey team here: http://apps.dat.noaa.gov/StormDamage/DamageViewer/

Fortunately, no one was seriously injured during the storm. Numerous utility lines were damaged by the storm. Our local electrical utilities have been working virtually non-stop since the storm hit to restore service to Scott County residents and residents in neighboring counties that were impacted. Scott County EMA would like to thank Mid-American Energy, Alliant Energy and the Rural Electrical Cooperative for their quick action in getting power restored.

EMA would also like to thank the American Red Cross and other partner agencies in the Quad Cities for providing emergency shelter and assistance to those impacted by the storm.

Governor Branstad has issued a disaster proclamation for Scott County (and three other Iowa Counties) because of the impact of the severe weather. That proclamation makes disaster grants available for persons that meet certain income eligibility guidelines. See the attached media release for more information regarding the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program or contact Community Action of Eastern Iowa at 563-324-3236 or toll free at 1-866-324-3236.

Posted: 
March 9, 2017