Weather Service radio remains out in 6 southwest Iowa counties as tornadoes hit

Radio Iowa - 07-17


Several funnel clouds and tornadoes menaced southwest Iowa’s Cass County Tuesday afternoon, but residents in a six-county area who rely on weather radio were clueless. The National Weather Service weather radio transmitter near Hancock, in Pottawattamie County, has been down due to an ice and snowstorm last December. Cass County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Kennon says he first became aware of the severe weather when the phone started ringing.