Storm with strong wind gusts damages boat, downs tree limbs

June 12, 2018

Brian Skroch uses a pole saw Tuesday, June 12, 2018, to remove limbs from a large pine tree that was destroyed by high winds on campus at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minn., Monday evening. (Dave Schwarz/St. Cloud Times via AP)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A spring storm with fierce winds overturned boats on Lake Minnetonka, snapped tree branches and tore down power lines.

Hennepin County Emergency Management warned residents of the approaching severe weather Monday night. The National Weather Service also warned about 60-mile-an-hour wind gusts and penny-sized hail.

Xcel Energy says the storm knocked out power to a couple hundred customers. The Star Tribune says members of the Lake Minnetonka Fan Club posted photos and video of damaged boats and docks on Facebook.


Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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