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Sunday Storms Cause Major Damage

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Severe thunderstorms rolled across western and central North Dakota late last night causing lots of damage.

The National Weather Service reported wind gusts of of 80 mph and 70 mph in Mercer County.

Funnel clouds were sited near Beulah Bay, Crown Butte Lake and seven miles southwest of New Town. Four-and-a-quarter inch hail hit near Heart Butte Dam and baseball to softball size hail caused head injuries near Lake Tschida. There were many reports of broken windows and windshields at Lake Tschida as well.

Near St. Anthony 75 mph wind gusts blew off a barn roof and carried it 200 yards and 10 miles southeast of Bismarck 75 mph wind gusts were also reported.

Large cottonwood trees two feet in diameter were blown over at Kimball Bottoms and and four vehicles and one camper were crushed by falling trees but no injuries were reported.

 

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