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Storm damages trees, power line poles in Reinbeck

May 3, 2012
By ANDREW POTTER - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

A storm with winds estimated at 60 miles an hour damaged portions of Reinbeck early Wednesday morning.

The storm hit at approximately 2:30 a.m., said City Administrator Quentin Mayberry.

"I know there were a couple of power line poles that went down and mainly branches," Mayberry said.

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Storms rolled through Reinbeck early Wednesday morning leaving several damaged trees in the town.

Power went out for a portion of the town for a few hours Wednesday morning.

Mayberry said city crews were out less than an hour after the storm hit to push the bigger branches off of the road. Most of the damage appeared to occur on the south side of town.

The farm of Malissa and Matt Martin north of Reinbeck was heavily damaged as the wind tore the roof off of a farm building and portions of that debris broke windows and did other damage to their home.

"We heard a couple of booms," Malissa Martin said. "It was scary."

She was grateful for community members who helped clean up the area.

"We have wonderful neighbors, relatives and friends who helped pick up the debris," she said.

The storms cut across the state overnight, with Ames among the communities suffering the most damage.



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