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Powerful Iowa Tornado Level Structures Halt Air Traffic

A large tornado touched down Saturday night near Iowa’s capital, Des Moines, damaging heavy structures, sending people fleeing to shelters and halting nearby air traffic.

A large tornado struck near Highway 159 just south of Winterset, Iowa, where a gas leak was later reported. Another tornado was reported just south of Norwalk, which is an outlying suburb of Des Moines.

All air traffic was suspended in the area and a tornado warning was issued for Des Moines.

People fled to shelter, with many flocking to a tornado shelter at the Des Moines airport.

A large tornado touched down just south of Winterset, Iowa, and another tornado was reported just south of Norwalk, which is an outlying suburb of Des Moine.
Newsweek

The tornadoes are part of a system moving across the Midwest Saturday afternoon and into the evening. Tornado warnings remain in effect for the towns of Moravia, Rathbun and Iconium.

This is a developing story that will be updated as new details emerge.