Washington Evening Journal
111 North Marion Avenue
Washington, IA 52353
WASHINGTON — Heavy wind and brief rain brought limited storm damage to Washington Sunday night, leaving the rest of the county virtually untouched.
A meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Davenport said Washington received .77 inches of rain in a short time frame, but didn’t have data on an top wind speeds.
The meteorologist said the storm didn’t produce a tornado, despite a warning in the area at the time.
The storm damaged Washington High School’s baseball clubhouse, tearing a hole in the roof and scattering tiles across the field.
“It blew up under and got a hold onto those pieces of plywood and came right off,” junior varsity baseball coach Jared Henry said. “We went out and picked up bits of plywood all over the place.”
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reported a branch falling onto a power line near the corner of North Marion Avenue and Sixth Street in Washington, where it caused a brief power outage and fire Sunday night that crews quickly resolved.
City administrators in Kalona, Wellman, Riverside, Ainsworth and Brighton said they had no storm damage to report as of Monday afternoon.