One Killed | One Missing After Storms Roll Through Iowa

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A man is dead after Monday's severe weather caused a building collapse in eastern Iowa.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office says strong winds blew through the small community of Fairfax on Monday and caused extensive damage to a building that trapped a man. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Another man was inside that structure and suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities say the building is owned by Intermec Technologies and the man was an employee. His name has not been released pending family notification.

Meanwhile, rescue crews in Cedar Rapids are looking for a teenager who may have been swept into a storm drain by flood waters on Monday.

City public safety communications coordinator Greg Buelow says in a statement that a 17-year-old was playing Frisbee near an elementary school with two other teens when he was pulled into the drain around 7:20 p.m.

Buelow says one of the teens tried to rescue the boy but was also swept into the drain. That teen traveled more than a mile and exited the sewer system in Cedar Lake. He then walked to a nearby hospital, where he was treated for injuries that were not life threatening.

Crews are searching Cedar Lake and walking possible sewer line paths. The statement says conditions are too dangerous to enter the underground sewer system.


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