In the afternoon and evening hours of Labor Day 2018, 4 tornadoes touched down in Linn and Benton Counties.
One tornado touched down on the west side of Cedar Rapids and was rated an EF-1 with peak winds of 100 mph. The tornado destroyed a garage, uprooted and snapped large trees and power poles, and caused minor damage to roofs.
Another tornado touched down two miles northwest of Alburnett, this one also an EF-1 with peak winds of 110 mph. Luckily damage was kept mostly to trees, crops, and some siding on one house.
Two more very brief EF-0 tornadoes touched down near Vinton.
In addition to these 4 tornadoes, heavy rain also battered eastern Iowa with over 2.5 inches of rain observed in spots which prompted flash flood warnings.
Below is a gallery of the tornado damage courtesy of the NWS in the Quad Cities.