Sioux City Wind Damage - August 2, 2001
A downburst caused significant damage to portions of Sioux City, Iowa on 2 August 2001. The damage was
primarily across the northern portion of the city - from North Sioux City and
the Riverside area to the Plymouth County line. The
worst damage extended for 3 or 4 miles and was 2 or 3 blocks wide. Wind damage continued to the east
of Sioux City affecting the Hinton area as well as Kingsley Iowa. The strongest wind report
was 98 mph in Sioux City with numerous 60-70 mph (with trees down) into eastern
Woodbury and southeastern Plymouth County.
Below is a map of the area of widespread damage in the Sioux City
metropolitan area. The yellow highlighted area is the area where
numerous trees and some structural damage was reported. The light
green line is the approximate area where the worst wind damage occurred.
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