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Gov. Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation for Madison County in response to today’s tornadoes, thunderstorms, and damaging winds.

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“Our hearts go out to all those affected by the deadly storms that tore through our state today,” said Gov. Reynolds. “Kevin and I join with Iowans in prayer for those that lost their lives and those injured. Our hearts ache during this time, but I know Iowans will step up and come together to help in this time of need—they already are.”

The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized in Madison County to assist with response and recovery efforts. Additional counties may be added to the proclamation.

Residents of counties impacted by the recent severe weather are asked to report damage to help local and state officials better understand the damage sustained. Damage to property, roads, utilities and other storm-related information may be reported. This information will be collected by the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and shared with local emergency management agencies. Damage may be reported at www.homelandsecurity.iowa.gov. 

The following Twitter accounts have shared video of the storms:

 

 

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