BOONE, Iowa (AP) — Some buildings at the Central Iowa Expo grounds near Boone were damaged when thunderstorms rumbled through the area.
The storm Monday night caused structural damage to one building and tore a roof off a domed building. Other building at the expo grounds also had roof damage.
Central Iowa Expo manager told KCCI-TV he was surprised by the damage, saying “It’s kind of like, ‘Wow, how did that happen?'”
The National Weather Service reports wind gusts has high as 70 mph north of Ames and west of Cedar Rapids.
There were reports of hail up to 2 inches in diameter near Boone.