Jefferson uncovering damage from Wednesday’s severe weather

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JEFFERSON, Iowa-  A Greene County sheriff’s deputy confirmed Thursday morning that they have dashcam footage of a tornado going across Highway 4 Wednesday night.

Overall, no injuries were reported. Large branches, damaged power lines, and sheds were the most obvious signs of damage in the early morning. 

Later in the morning, they confirmed they had a lot more power lines down than expected and houses were damaged. Several homes had missing roofs or caved-in walls.

The Sheriff also confirmed that about 20 train cars were derailed and three were thrown into powerlines as a result of the tornado. The cars did not include hazardous materials.

Residents are asked to be cautious of the powerlines. As they are hoping by later tonight or tomorrow they will have most of their power back. Jefferson, Paton and Churdan all have shelters set up if needed.

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