Residents of Montevideo and the surrounding area were rudely awakened early Sunday morning as a line of severe storms rolled through.
Residents of Montevideo and the surrounding area were rudely awakened early Sunday morning as a line of severe storms rolled through. The storms cut a large swath of destruction from the South Dakota border through eastern Minnesota.
In Montevideo, high winds took down branches, and some buildings sustained minor shingle damage. A tree was uprooted and fell onto a home along South 7th street, and electricity was cut off on the north half of town for nearly three hours.
Near Watson, the storm devastated the Weber farmplace. Extensive damage was done to the house, machine shed, and grove. Lumber was driven through the siding and roof of the house, windows were broken, and flying debris caused damage to the interior of the home.
In Marietta, trees were uprooted, and the streets were filled with fallen branches. Several houses and buildings sustained shingle damage. A garage was pushed off of its foundation, and several storage sheds were toppled.
Near Pennock, the Carlson Dairy farm was devastated due to the storm. Nearly every barn and building on the property was damaged.
According to the National Weather Service, winds were estimated to be around 60-70 mph where the farm is located.
A Carlson dairy worker reported spotting a tornado before it tore through the property. The roof of one section of a barn was completely removed, exposing the animals to the rain that followed the winds. Another section collapsed, trapping the animals inside. No animals were killed, but a few were injured.
In addition, power was out for many hours for numerous communities such as Murdock, Madison, and Grove City. Many trees were down in the area, along with multiple buildings and vehicles damaged throughout the region.
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