Thunderstorms Create Widespread Damage
by Vanessa Peng, KVRR Reporter
August 04, 2012
Jarrett Robertsdahl recently moved into his Christine, North Dakota home, never expecting to clean-up after Mother Nature.
"It was just pretty incredible, " he said.
But, she did not leave Robertsdahl out Friday night, when a long line of thunderstorms moved across parts of the region, damaging several acres of corn and creating widespread damage in residential areas.
"There used to be a garden underneath here somewhere, " said Robertsdahl.
A large tree in his neighbor's yard snapped in half, blocking Robertsdahl's driveway.
"Landed real close to my garage over here, did some damage to my shed. It ended taking out the power line and everything and snapping that pole in half, " said Robertsdahl.
And they were hit here in Abercrombie, North Dakota as well, people are picking up fallen tree debris and cleaning up after uprooted trees.
"The rain was going straight across, it was like being in a hurricane, " said Danny Wise.
He lives in Abercrombie, North Dakota.
Wise says winds got up to 70 to 80 miles per hour and it lasted for about 10 minutes.
"It was quite shocking. It was like I didn't realize the wind was that bad, it was bad, but I didn't think it would do that bad of damage, " said Wise.
A tree in his backyard broke a fence and crashed into the city park.
" It was branches all over the place, it was tough walking around the backyard over here, " Wise said.
Tough, but work these people are quick to do, knowing very well it could have been much worse.
WE fest's concert schedule was delayed Friday night, when high winds blew over a stage tent.
No injuries have been reported.