Storms, Rain and High Winds Rock Ames Iowa
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 by Tom Henderson
May 2, 2012
Strong storms moved throughIowaovernight downing trees and causing damage in Story and Boone counties.
Tornado warnings were issued at 1:30 am for Pilot Mound and at 1:48 am for the Gilbert area. Doppler radar indicated the possibility of tornadoes in the area, but no confirmed touchdowns were reported.
There are reports of wind damage in Ames.
Storms overnight damaged several large trees along Nature Road north of Boone. There was also some roof damage in the same area caused by the high winds and fallen trees and tree limbs.
A tree also damaged a porch along R Avenue, east of Boone, sparking a small electrical fire. The fire caused minor damage. No injuries have been reported at this time.
Ames city officials said they have opened a drop-off site for tree limbs at the maintenance facility at 700 E. 13th St.
With storms of this nature, additional damage to the property can be realized during clean up. Take a close look at your gutters and down spouts, as well as, your roof and foundation. Check the foundation both the exterior and the interior.
Areas of immediate water damage is most likely at the window well of either a standard basement window or the egress window and wells.
Water, from the rain and down spouts, could take a day or two to saturate the soil and leak into your basement. If you have existing water problems in your basement, keep a close watch.
Call us today, we can help you with your foundation and basement waterproofing problems.