Multiple tornadoes were reported on Saturday in central and southern Iowa.
25 to 30 homes were badly damaged.
Another person died in Lucas County and damage was reported in the town of Chariton.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynold announced a disaster proclamation in the area on Saturday evening, freeing state resources for cleanup activities.
The tornado moved northeastward across Interstate-35. Downed trees and damage was also seen in the Norwalk area, just south of Des Moines.
This is the worst that anyone has seen in quite a long time
Our hearts go out to all those affected by the deadly storms that tore through our state today