Rash of tornado sightings reported across Iowa; 1 confirmed

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed one tornado in southeastern Iowa on Wednesday that injured a man.

The Des Moines Register reports that the tornado hit Wednesday afternoon near Barnes City in Poweshiek County. The name and medical condition of the man injured was not immediately released. The tornado also damaged a farmstead in the area.

The National Weather Service says the tornado was among a spate of reported tornado sightings throughout the state on Wednesday. Chad Hahn, a National Weather Service meteorologist based in Des Moines, said reports of tornadoes east and north of the Des Moines metro began around 4 p.m., starting in Sac County.

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