Officials report multiple tornadoes in Iowa

BELMOND, Iowa (AP) — Weather officials say multiple tornadoes have touched ground in northern Iowa, causing damage to homes and businesses.

The National Weather Service says spotters reported Wednesday at least two tornados on the ground alongside one another near Hampton in Franklin County.

Another tornado was reported near Belmond in nearby Wright County. Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management says there are several reports of damage to homes and businesses.

Homeland spokeswoman Stephanie Bond says there are no reports of injuries or deaths.

An unusually massive line of storms Wednesday packing hail, lightning and tree-toppling winds is expected to affect states from Iowa to Maryland.

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