Storm effects light in FD

Strong winds and heavy rain left about 2,000

MidAmerican Electric customers in Webster County without power Sunday night.

However, power was restored to all customers by about 1 a.m Monday, according to a MidAmerican representative.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for southern Webster County and surrounding counties, around 8:15 p.m Sunday.

Shortly afterward, was heard on the police scanner requesting the air raid sirens be turned on.

Scanner traffic indicated the strong storms appeared to have passed by 8:55 p.m Sunday.

Strong winds uprooted trees in and around Dayton, said Dayton Police Chief Nick Dunbar.

The winds also damaged a garage near Stratford, tents and lawn chairs, he said.

“Overall, things fended pretty well, considering the storm,” Dunbar said.

Dayton may have been hit the hardest by the wind, he said.

“It sounds like we got most of the wind,” Dunbar said.

Other than the power outages, damage in Fort Dodge was minimal, according to Webster County officials.

Lightning could be seen from Fort Dodge, and many streets in Fort Dodge flooded during heavy rain.

“I have not received any damage reports,” said Tony Jorgensen, Webster County emergency management coordinator.

Jorgensen said he did see some branches down.

The Webster County Sheriff’s Office also hasn’t had any reports of damage, Webster County Sheriff Jim Stubbs said.

“Most of the storm was farther down south,” he said.