Daily Archives: June 6, 2008

Really Big Tornado in Minnesota. And flooding.

A half mile wide tornado with a virtually south to north trajectory from near Park Rapids towards Bemidji, in Hubbard County, destroyed several homes and did a lot of property damage. The worst damage was near Highway 34 and County Road 4, in or near Emmaville and Lake George.Several other tornadoes have been reported around the state. Conditions are ripe for further serious storms and possibly tornadoes almost anywhere round these parts, though I’m not sure what the NWS is giving us in the way of watch boxes.In Minnesota terms, this is spittin’ distance from the cabin, sort of. (Walker is our nearest largish/quaint town, though we probably don’t go there more than a couple times a year.)And there is significant flooding in downtown Grand Marais.more info