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NWS: Park Rapids Storm Damage Caused By Tornado

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(credit: CBS)

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The storm damage caused in the resort town of Park Rapids, Minn. was determined to be a tornado.

The National Weather Service said that based on what they saw, an EF1 tornado was the cause.

They said an EF1 reaches maximum winds of 105 mph.

The NWS said the first touchdown happened around 10:30 on Monday, May 30. It started fives miles southwest of the city where a home was destroyed.

The storm knocked over hundreds of trees and damaged buildings, with the center of town hit the hardest. Several homes lost power and school was canceled on Tuesday.

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