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Storms pound Midwest, damaging buildings

Parts of the Midwest are recovering from a second day of strong thunderstorms and possible tornadoes.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Parts of the Midwest were recovering early Monday from a second day of strong thunderstorms and possible tornadoes.

Tornadoes were reported in eastern Iowa, western Oklahoma and south-central Kansas. Three people were hurt Saturday in Enid, Okla.

Flash flood watches were issued for southwest through northeast Iowa into Monday morning.

In Kansas, a possible tornado in the Lake Afton area southwest of Wichita injured two people when the camper they were in was flipped by a Sunday storm.

A possible tornado swept through the northeast part of Linn County, Iowa, destroying campers at a campground near Central City and damaging about a half-dozen homes and buildings.

Strong to severe thunderstorms moved across the southern two-thirds of the state throughout the afternoon, with some areas seeing nickel- to quarter-sized hail.

Power outages were reported Sunday in eastern Iowa and western Oklahoma, while utility crews in southern Michigan worked to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses blacked out by thunderstorms that raked the region a day earlier with wind up to 70 mph.

A mobile home and a frame home were damaged Sunday by a possible twister in Ellis County, Okla.

Numerous roads and bridges were closed because of heavy rainfall that accompanied the storms on back-to-back days.