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The Nation : Storms Batter Midwest

Hail, tornadoes and lightning wreaked havoc across the Midwest, uprooting trees and downing power lines. Two persons were killed by lightning in Iowa. Severe thunderstorms developed ahead of a cold front extending from the northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan to central Nebraska. Five tornadoes were reported on the ground in Cass County in southwest Iowa, but no injuries were reported. But in Council Bluffs, Iowa, two persons were killed and two more hospitalized after a tree they were sitting under was hit by lightning.


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