Severe Weather

Minnetonka Family Vacationing In Mexico Evacuated For Hurricane PatriciaA Minnesota family vacationing in Mexico was forced to evacuate their hotel Friday as Hurricane Patricia headed straight for the resort city of Puerto Vallarta.
Flash Flood Warnings In Twin Cities After Heavy RainsFlash flood warnings were issued and at least one major thoroughfare was underwater Thursday morning after a number of rounds of heavy rain moved through the Twin Cities metro area.
Vikings Preseason Game Briefly Evacuated Due To Severe WeatherMinnesota Vikings officials ordered TCF Bank Stadium evacuated due to severe weather during Saturday's evening preseason game against the Oakland Raiders.
Outdoor Sporting Events Brace For Severe WeatherFans heading to the Minnesota Vikings preseason game at TCF Bank Stadium are being urged to prepare for stormy weather. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch Saturday afternoon for many Minnesota counties -- including Hennepin -- until 11 p.m.
State Officials To Assess Storm Damage In Brainerd Lakes AreaFederal officials are headed to the Brainerd Lakes Area on Monday and Tuesday to assess the damage after severe storms tore through the area earlier this month. Residents in the area will find out if the damage was enough for counties to qualify for disaster assistance.
Severe Storms Hit Twin Cities Early Friday MorningStorms developed in northwestern Minnesota late Thursday night and tracked towards the Twin Cities metro before most of us were up in the morning.
Good Question: How Do Crews Get The Power Back On?As of late Monday afternoon, all the Xcel Energy customers in Metro area affected by Friday night's storm had their power restored. So, how do crews get the power back on? Good Question.
Xcel Energy Almost Done Restoring Power After StormsAlmost all of the 250,000 Xcel Energy customers who lost service early Saturday morning during severe storms have now had their power restored.
Xcel Energy Hopes To Have Nearly All Power Restored SundayXcel Energy says the number of Minnesota customers still without electricity after a weekend storm continues to shrink. A company spokeswoman says as of about 10 p.m. Sunday, the number of customers without service was down to about 5,400 around Twin Cities metro area.
Metro Residents Cleaning Up Debris After Severe Overnight StormsIt was a busy day of clean up for residents all over the metro. Thousands were without power for hours, and many residents saw boats, houses or cars ruined.
Gov. Dayton To Visit Brainerd Lakes AreaGov. Mark Dayton plans to visit the Brainerd Lakes area on Friday to survey the damage caused by Sunday's severe thunderstorms. The clean-up still continues after winds up to 80 miles per hour toppled trees and damaged properties.
Sunday Storms May Have Spawned 4 Tornado TouchdownsForecasters say at least four unconfirmed tornadoes may have touched down in western Minnesota when strong storms moved through the state. There will be a big cleanup in the Brainerd Lakes area because of a number of big trees coming down during Monday night's storm.
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