Path length: 20 miles
Width: 250 yards
County: Polk, Jasper
Seven tornadoes were confirmed on September 8, 1986. 4 of the 7 were in the state of Iowa and this strongest of the day was this F4 that travels through parts of Polk and Jasper Counties. The Storm Data entry states, “the devastation might have been much greater, but the storm missed hitting any towns.”
The twister remained in rural areas of NE Polk into Jasper County tracking 4 miles SW of Farrar to 6 miles ESE of Baxter. There was devastating damage to at least 40 homes. 7 were leveled, 5 more badly damaged. There were no injuries and no fatalities.
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