According to reports, former President Donald Trump’s Saturday night event in Iowa was called off due to bad weather.
Former President Trump said that he was packed and ready to go for Iowa but that he was forced to remain on standby at the Palm Beach, Florida, airport. After a tornado warning was issued for numerous counties in the state, Trump canceled his appearance in Des Moines. Trump’s cancellation coincided with an event in Sioux Center, Iowa, featuring possible 2024 GOP Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who is set to announce his campaign launch any day.
Trump informed Truth Social and the rally-goers that they were forced to cancel the outdoor event at the Lauridsen Amphitheater due to the tornado warnings in Des Moines. A new date will be set up shortly. Be careful out there!
The outlook for Sunday was for overcast skies, further showers, and 66 degrees after a turbulent Saturday that witnessed at least 18 tornadoes.
The weather reports warned people to expect sustained winds of 10-15 mph and 30mph gusts.
Up until 7 o’clock, there was a warning for tornadoes in over 40 counties throughout Iowa, from the state’s northwest to its southeast.
The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a tornado warning from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. for Marion County and Mahaska County, including Pella and Harvey. At 3:40, the agency reported a tornado over Harvey, east of Knoxville, and that it was heading east at 10 miles per hour.
More tornadoes with hail the size of quarters were expected Saturday afternoon, as is the case with other advisories in the region.
The meteorological agency also warned that individuals who do not take cover from the storm could be injured by flying debris. They were warned to take shelter in basements or interior rooms on the ground level of a strong structure.
The National Weather Service advised never to look out a window. One should seek refuge in the nearest sturdy shelter if you are outside, in a mobile home, or in a car.