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Days after thunderstorms and high winds blew through North Iowa, more than 800 residents still don't have power.

Saturday afternoon, Alliant Energy's power outage map lists some 897 customers without power. Eight-hundred and eighty-one of those individuals are in the North Iowa area.

Most are scheduled to have their power restored by day's end but there are at least 77 customers without power near A34 and Raven Avenue in Northwood, where residents won't have electric until Monday.

At the most extreme end: 334 customers remain without power near Thompson but are expected to regain power by the end of the afternoon. 

Two-hundred and six customers northeast of Nettle Avenue and 380th Street should see power return by 3 p.m.

Between Woden and Crystal Lake there are 148 customers that don't have power. West of Scarville near R50 that number is 23. Eighteen customers out along R72 near 420th Street are operating with no power.

In several other cases, there is a customer here or there waiting for restoration by 11 p.m. Saturday, which is an estimate that Alliant has maintained since Friday.

Thirty-nine customers north of Lake Mills near the Minnesota border are in a similar predicament. 

The power outages, downed power lines and road closures occurred across North Iowa Thursday following overnight and morning thunderstorms.

High winds, heavy rains and hail pummeled North Iowa Wednesday into Thursday.

A high wind warning was in effect for Cerro Gordo, Kossuth, Winnebago, Worth, Hancock, Wright and Franklin counties. Winds increased to 30 to 40 mph with gusts of around 60 mph. Winds that strong make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

High winds also blew the roof off a building on Second Street Northwest in Britt.

At 9:53 a.m. Thursday, a 63 mph wind gust was reported at Mason City Municipal Airport.

In Lake Mills, the canopy over the gas pumps at Casey's was toppled by high winds.

Hancock County Emergency Management and Worth County Sheriff’s Office announced on Facebook that there were several downed power lines and poles through the counties.

And warming center were in operation at the Kensett Community Center in Kensett for Worth County residents without power.

Continue to check back for more updates as power is gradually returned.

 

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