Several Tornadoes, Some Damage, No Derecho

BELMOND, Iowa (AP) _ Weather officials say multiple tornadoes touched ground late yesterday(wed) afternoon and early last(wed) nite in northern Iowa, causing damage to homes and businesses.

The National Weather Service says spotters reported yesterday at least two tornados on the ground alongside one another near Hampton in Franklin County.

Another tornado was reported near Belmond in nearby Wright County…and there were funnel clouds sighted near Winthrop, Durango, Key West, St. Donatus and Peosta…all in Iowa…and near Galena and Hanover in northwest Illinois.