OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) -- Authorities in southeastern Iowa say one person
is dead and others are injured after powerful storms swept through the
Keokuk County emergency management coordinator Larry Smith says one
person died Sunday when strong winds caused an outbuilding to collapse
in a rural area near Kinross. He says the victim's identity is being
withheld pending notification of relatives.
Smith says one other person was critically injured when a barn blew over near Martinsburg.
Ottumwa Fire Chief Tony Miller says at least four people were injured
when they were struck by flying debris at a home auction on the city's
south side. He says the storm came abruptly and they weren't able to
Miller says the extent of their injuries isn't clear, but that some were hospitalized.