Two EF-2 tornadoes surveyed in Des Moines County

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National Weather Service damage surveys have confirmed two tornadoes briefly touched down Saturday night in northeastern Des Moines County, just south of Oakville, IA.

Both tornadoes were rated EF-2 (on a scale of 0-5), with peaks winds of 120 mph. Multiple homes were damaged, including one moved off its foundation. Other outbuildings were also damaged or destroyed, including a hog confinement. 

The tornadic winds were even strong enough to move two pieces of farm equipment 40 yards and briefly lift a pickup truck into the air. 

In addition to building and vehicle damage, numerous trees and power poles were snapped. 

No injuries were reported. 

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