Gov. Branstad will visit 2 cities hit by storms

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad plans to travel to cities in eastern Iowa that saw damage from severe weather.

Branstad announced he would makes stops Tuesday morning in Muscatine, in southeast Iowa, and then in Waukon, in the state’s northeast corner.

A tornado on Monday caused damage in Muscatine, and both communities were pounded by high winds and heavy rains as storms swept through the state.

Thousands of people lost power during the storms.

Branstad will be accompanied by Mark Schouten, director of the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

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