Friday, June 18, 2010

Storms in the Area

Late spring storms swept through the state Thursday.  Tornadoes killed three people.  A man was killed after a twister destroyed a Cenex gas station in Mentor,a woman was killed in Almore and a man was killed on a farm near Albert Lea.

Wadena sustained extensive damage from the storms.   Highways in the area were closed for a time because of downed power lines and trees.  Highway 10 in both directions has be reopened.  However, other roads remain closed.  Judy Jacobs of the Baxter office of MN DOT did not know how long it would take to clean up the debris and open the other roads.  City officials area asking sight-seers to stay away.

The Governor is expected to tour the storm damaged area today.

KLKS Meteorologist Tony Schumacher says there was a report of a funnel cloud in the Breezy Point area.
Some large hail was reported Backus and Swatara and funnel clouds in Mille Lacs County.

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