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High winds wreak havoc

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A tornado warning was issued and sirens ushered high winds and heavy rains into Spencer late Friday afternoon. Weather conditions turned dangerous in southwest Minnesota at approximately 1 p.m. Friday and began expanding in a southeasterly nature the rest of the afternoon, depositing large hail and dropping tornados throughout the region. (Below) A wall of dirt in the heavy wind was visible as the storm moved in from the west. (Left) A vehicle belonging to Renee Carney of Spencer sits in a driveway across from the Clay County Fairgrounds with a tree limb resting on top of and in it. (Bottom) A portion of the roof at Consumers Lumber crumbled to the ground under the force of the wind. The weather blitz moved through Spencer shortly before 4:30 p.m., delivering winds in excess of 70 miles per hour at times. The result was a considerable aftermath of downed trees across roads and on top of cars, damaged buildings and toppled signage. The storms moved east from Spencer and continued causing damage before leaving the area. Concern remained for additional weather late Friday evening and during the overnight hours. (Anchor photo by Michael Fischer and other shots by Randy M. Cauthron)


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I was sitting at the stop sign at the corner as the lumber yards front came down and WOW! GOOD THING THERE WAS ONLY ONE TRUCK SITTING THERE.

I couldnt beleave it ,made me take a take a second look

-- Posted by BRUSHPILE on Mon, May 7, 2012, at 5:51 PM

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