Strong winds caused damage across the state today. In Mandan, some residents won't be able to go home tonight.
who went outside today could feel how strong the wind was. In Mandan, the winds managed to
pick up something a little heavier too.
An apartment roof ripped off its base hanging dangerously close to other units and blowing in the strong winds.
It looks bad, but residents say it sounded even worse.
"It sounded like a tornado. My kids started screaming, we got up,
we all ran to the living room because you could hear it was something
happening in the back. When I went in the back, I honestly though a
plane crashed," says Shannon Greig, Mandan.
That was the scene around 7:30 a.m. at the apartment complex on North Bay Drive.
"I came back around my side of the building and I noticed that
the roof has been flying up in the air, and so I took a quick picture of
it and I sent it over to my landlord saying hey, you better check your
roof," Leyla Dwelle, Mandan.
"When we looked outside, realized one of our
windows had broke in the bedroom so we had part of the roof basically
hanging into our house kind of thing," says Greig.
By 8 in the morning, Mandan firefighters put notices on every door, telling people they had to get out.
"The notice we got today said today and tonight but that's it so
far. I'm guessing there's no way, I don't think we'll be back tomorrow," says Greig.
"The only thing separating the occupants from the
outdoors is the roof sheet rock, because the entire roof, for most of
the building, is completely torn off," says Morton County Emergency Manager, Tom Doering.
For residents who have no place to go, the Red Cross is setting up shop at the First Lutheran Church in Mandan.
"When it's a larger scale incidence like this, then usually
what we do is go with a shelter. It's a more efficient way of doing it," says Red Cross director, Jessica Gilbertson.
The property owner already has crews cleaning up debris and repairing the roof.
Morton County Emergency Manager says two families have contacted the
Red Cross so far. One will be staying in a hotel, and the other is still
trying to figure out where to stay.
Crews are not sure how long it will take to fix the damage.
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The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks. Fargo Oak Groves defeated Rugby 68 to 58 in overtime fashion. North Star defeated the Lions from Linton-HMB 60 to 49 in the
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:54:06 GMT
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points. Followed by Minot with 323 points. North Fargo took home 3rd place overall at 297 points. West
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points.
Sunday, March 9 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-03-09 12:50:18 GMT
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set. On the girls side Bismarck High won the tournament with a 64 to 61 win over Century. Both
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set.
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