Storms Leave Damage in Southern Minnesota

Wells Storm Damage

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WELLS, MN — Storms also swept through southern Minnesota earlier this afternoon and evening.

Heavy rains, hail and wind left major damage including blowing off a roof to a fertilizer plant, and downing several power lines in the town of Wells, MN.

Leaders with the Wells Fire Department tell us it was a very dangerous situation.

“About ten to five it started hailing probably 12 minutes straight, 50-60 mile an hour winds and quarter sized hail,” Rescue Captain Chad Klocek said.  “And it continued to rain with the hail.”

About 70 percent of the town is without power.

And it could be 12 to 24 hours before it will be restored.

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