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Brief tornado causes partial roof collapse at Cedar Rapids manufactured home
911 caller said daughter was injured by glass
Apr. 8, 2021 8:18 am, Updated: Apr. 8, 2021 3:43 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — A roof blew off one home and struck another Wednesday night when what forecasters say was a brief tornado struck in southwest Cedar Rapids.
Firefighters were dispatched at 9:16 p.m. to 412 Troy St. SW, in the Summit View Village community, for a report of a partial roof collapse, officials said.
Cedar Rapids firefighters found at least two manufactured homes with wind damage. No major injuries were reported, though a 911 caller said his or her daughter was injured by glass and treated for a laceration, authorities said.
A National Weather Service assessment confirmed Thursday that a tornado touched down in the area at 8:36 p.m. Wednesday, causing damage to several manufactured homes and a garage and blowing debris into a field.
The weather service rated the tornado an EF-0, with peak winds of 85 mph. The tornado cut a path about 40 yards wide and a little more than a half mile long.
The tornado was part of a storm system that on Wednesday brought rounds of showers and thunderstorms to Eastern Iowa, northwest Illinois and far northeast Missouri, the weather service said.