Severe weather facts
• On average, tornadoes kill 60 people in the U.S. each year.
• Flash flooding is the No. 1 cause of death associated with thunderstorms, causing more than 140 fatalities in the U.S. each year.
• Most homes in the Midwest are built to a rating of 90-100 mph winds.
• Any location can be affected by flash flooding.
• Clinton County is one of only 15 counties in Iowa to receive the National Weather Service’s StormReady designation.