Wright Couny Sheriff's Office on June 16 Storms

Severe weather moved through Wright County last evening causing damage to trees, power outages and flooded roadways to several areas of the county. Strong winds and possibly a tornado included in the storms caused significant damage to property and trees in the rural areas NE of Woolstock as well an area NE of Belmond.

Wright County Sheriff’s Office, Secondary Roads and Emergency Management have been out this morning assessing the damage and will provide information to the National Weather Service for their storm surveys.

Residents with substantial property damage are asked to report the damage to their local City Hall. Rural residents can provide their information to the Wright County Communications Center at 515-532-2610.

“Given the extent of some of the damage we’ve seen, we are fortunate that no one was injured in these storms,” said Wright County Sheriff Jason Schluttenhofer.

Wright County Emergency Management Coordinator Jim Lester would like to remind Wright County residents that they can opt-in to receive CodeRed Weather Warnings to receive important severe weather warnings for their geographical location.

To sign up for CodeRed in Wright County visit the county’s website www.wrightcounty.org and click on the CodeRed link near the bottom of the page.