Severe weather causes damage, power outages in QC


UPDATE: Around noon, MidAmerican was reporting around 1,000 Scott County customers still without power.

QUAD CITIES — People across the QC metro lost power late Thursday night, as severe storms rolled through the Quad Cities. Several neighborhoods reported trees and power lines being taken down by the storm.

Kings Harvest is reporting a lot of storm damage from Thursday night’s storms. They tell us they lost their new roof , the chimney was blown to pieces, their sign was gone and ceilings have caved in from the third floor all the way to the first floor where our meal site is.

At one point more than 20,000 customers were without power according to MidAmerican Energy. Crews in Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, Scott and Webster Counties had multiple crews out overnight, working to get the lights back on for people in their community. MidAmerican said power would be restored to customers by noon on Friday.belle-ave-tree-on-truck


Residents in East Davenport and Bettendorf who spoke with KWQC report hearing a  loud, train-like noise as the worst of the storms blew through. Parts of the area were under a tornado warning up until 11:30 Thursday night.

sippis-damage-2At Sippi’s American Grill on 2nd and Ripley streets in Davenport, the storm caused extensive damage to the patio area. Part of the fencing was completely blown over, and tables and chairs were left in a mess.

The National Weather Service will have crews out in the area Friday morning to determine whether a tornado did touch down.belle-ave-damage


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