Quick, Powerful Storm Slams Kahoka

Chain saws are buzzing in the aftermath of a powerful storm that blew through Kahoka on Thursday afternoon.  Trees were toppled, and at least one power pole snapped in the brief storm.  Heavy rain filled ditches and streams across town.

Most of the damage was in the northwest part of Kahoka, roughly between Jefferson Street west to Martin Ave, and mostly north of Court Street.  There were also reports of roof and shed damage.

The tree on W Court pulled up a section of sidewalk.

The tree on W Court pulled up a section of sidewalk.

Kahoka city workers move a tree out of the road at Jefferson and Court.

Kahoka city workers move a tree out of the road at Jefferson and Court.

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Several trees were destroyed at the home of Scott & Jan Summers.

Several trees were destroyed at the home of Scott & Jan Summers.

This tree on Martin Avenue was blown down.

This tree on Martin Avenue was blown down.