Two Minnesota storms have left a mark so big, it’ll take several years to clean up the damage. “I see trees and sticks all over the place,” said one little girl who was caught up in one of the storms east of Hinckley, Minn in July.
Xcel Energy has restored power to customers in downtown Minneapolis, after nearly one-third of them lost power for about an hour and a half Tuesday morning.
Officials in Beltrami County are looking for volunteers to help with storm damage, as the area continues to deal with the aftermath of its early July storms.
Thirteen Minnesota counties and three tribal nations have been declared major disaster areas, and are now eligible for federal public assistance.
The gusty storms that tore through northern Minnesota Monday night have left some campgrounds closed until further notice, according to state officials.
Two vehicles in central Wisconsin plunged into a ravine created when heavy rains washed away a 50-foot stretch of highway, killing three people, authorities said Thursday.
The National Weather Service says rainfall Tuesday and Wednesday in Duluth is a record breaker. National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Kraujalis says it’s the wettest two-day period in Duluth history.
Torrential rains in the past 48 hours flooded streets and closed off neighborhoods in the Twin Ports of Duluth and Superior Wednesday
A powerful thunderstorm is rumbling through Minnesota, pounding communities in the west and south of the state with strong wind and hail, damaging homes and cutting power in some areas.
The storm system over the Twin Cities is having an effect on air travel Thursday morning, and could throughout the day.
Saturday storms have left fires in their wake. WCCO has gotten multiple reports of homes set on fire due due to lightning strikes, such as the house at 7009 90th Ave. N in Brooklyn Park, where reporter Lindsey Seavert took the attached photo.
The cleanup has already started in Wisconsin from storms that packed heavy rain, high wind and even a tornado.
So far the earth has been able to absorb the 3 and a half to 6 inches of rainwater that has fallen throughout the county, pushing the Crow River slowly but surely toward minor flood stage.
Meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Chanhassen say the weekend storms have probably eliminated the drought in many areas of the state due to an unusually dry winter, which threatened lake levels and crop irrigation.
Thunderstorms are moving through the state and bringing high winds and possible hail. The weather service radars are tracking the storm through Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, McLeod, Polk, Ramsey, Scott, Sibley, St. Croix, Washington and Wright counties through about 10:30 a.m.