Tornado confirmed in southeast corner of Iowa
MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) — Officials say a tornado touched down south of Mount Pleasant in the southeastern corner of Iowa, but no reports of injuries or damage has been made.
Mount Pleasant City Administrator Brent Schleisman says the tornado was confirmed around 3 p.m. Wednesday. It hit as the National Weather Service placed parts of Henry and Des Moines counties under a tornado warning until later Wednesday afternoon.
Schleisman said he believed the tornado skirted south of Mount Pleasant, but had not had much of a chance to check in with residents.
Schleisman said he and other City Hall employees “just got out of the basement ourselves.”
A trained spotter had recorded seeing the tornado touch down about three minutes to the west of Salem, Iowa, just before 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. It lifted just before reaching the town of Salem.