Marion County, IAkniakrls.com
Two rounds of severe weather caused damage across Marion County over the weekend. The KNIA/KRLS Severe Weather Action Team was on the air during a confirmed tornado Sunday night that impacted residents of rural Pella. At approximately 6:37 pm, a warning was issued by the National Weather Service after several spotters confirmed a tornado west of the community — which was heard live during on-air coverage. Outdoor sirens were triggered shortly after by the Pella Police Department for a total of three times, with an all clear announced on 92.1 KRLS once the warning was cancelled. Several buildings and trees were damaged from 195th avenue to Highway 163 just outside of the city limits. The National Weather Service is conducting a survey in conjunction with Marion County Emergency Management. Larry Terpstra lives at 2023 Highway 163, and his property suffered significant damage.