WATFORD CITY, N.D.- At approximately 1 a.m. this morning a severe weather event barreled through McKenzie County.
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According to the Sheriff's Office 28 people were injured and at least six people are in critical condition.
Several county agencies responded saying at least three people had to be airlifted out by helicopter.
There are also wide spread power outages across the region. As of 5:30 a.m. Montana-Dakota Utilites says Watford City, Arnegard, Rawson and Alexander are completely without power and will be for another estimated five hours.
The Sheriff's Office is asking people to pitch in the rescue efforts. Anyone with heavy equipment who wants to volunteer can check in with incident command located at Eagles 1904 off Main St S in Watford City.