Thousands without power in Iowa after storms

Leland (T. Durby)
Leland (T. Durby)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Tens of thousands of Iowa residents were without power early Tuesday after severe storms packing high winds and heavy rain crossed the state.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/1n8xGDW ) MidAmerican Energy had more than 27,000 customers without power early Tuesday morning due to the severe weather.

Alliant Energy reported nearly 12,000 Iowa customers without power, including about 6,000 in the Cedar Rapids area.

The Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives showed nearly 800 customers without power, with the most in Franklin County.

The storms were part of a large system that walloped parts of other Midwest states, including Nebraska.

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