TORNADO

Fargo-Moorhead Red Cross volunteers heading east to help with tornado relief

KENTUCKY (KVRR) – Seventeen Red Cross volunteers from Minnesota and The Dakotas, including three from Fargo-Moorhead, are heading to Kentucky to help with tornado relief. They will run eight shelters in Kentucky. Many of the volunteers are in the Mayfield area which has been hit hard by storms. The Executive Director of the local Red Cross chapter says he was…

Kentucky governor: Tornado on ground for more than 200 miles

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s governor says a devastating tornado touched down for 227 miles – more than 200 in his state – and deaths were feared in 10 counties. Gov. Andy Beshear said at a news conference Saturday that at least 70 people were feared dead in Kentucky, and the death toll could exceed 100. Severe storms moved through…

Severe weather, much-needed rain returns to Red River Valley

Thunderstorm near Alice, N.D. courtesy, Shane Ornelas. FARGO (KVRR) – For the first time in several weeks, measurable rain, thunderstorms and severe weather made an appearance in the Fargo-Moorhead area. The National Weather Service in Grand Forks issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10:00 p.m. Friday.  Forecaster said there’s a possibility of 60 mph winds, 1″ hail and tornadoes. A…

Tornado Touches Down Near Tappen, N.D.

Video Shows Nearly Entire Life Span of the Tornado

Tappen, N.D. (KVRR) – A Tornado Warning was issued for parts of Kidder County, N.D. around 4:45 pm Wednesday. Law enforcement and other weather spotters reported a tornado that lasted for about 10 minutes about 7 miles east of Tappen and about 8 miles west of Medina.  The tornado appeared to stay over open country and no injuries or damage…

Dalton Church Leader Talks About Recovery After Tornado

He also wants to thank the first responders who helped have done so much for the community.

DALTON, Minn. — A Pastor in Dalton Minnesota reacts to the destruction after a tornado swept through. Dalton Free Lutheran Parish Pastor Mark Johnson says the community is coming together to support each other in their time of need. He says it’s important to put your trust in god and understand there are a lot of good people in the…

GoFundMe created to support family of man killed in Otter Tail County tornado

Nearly $4,000 of the $10,000 goal has been raised so far.

sethnelson Seth Nelson Children GoFundMe BATTLE LAKE, Minn.–A GoFundMe has been set up to support the family of the man who died during a tornado in Dalton and Ashby Wednesday evening. Thirty-year-old Seth Nelson was identified as the victim on Thursday. According to the GoFundMe page, Seth leaves behind his wife, Joey, and four kids. Nearly $4,000 of the $10,000…

WATCH LIVE: Otter Tail County Sheriff to discuss tornado aftermath

The press conference will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Ashby tornado 2 Ashby tornado 3 Ashby tornado 4 Ashby tornado DALTON, Minn.–Otter Tail County Sheriff Barry Fitzgibbons is holding a press conference to discuss the aftermath of the tornado that tore through Dalton and Ashby Wednesday evening. Sheriff Fitzgibbons will be joined by Emergency Management Director Patrick Waletzko and County Commissioner John Lindquist. The man who died during the…

One Death, Several Injuries After Tornado Strikes Otter Tail County

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, MINN. – Otter Tail County Sheriff Barry Fitzgibbons says one person is dead and two people were injured after a tornado struck near Dalton around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The man killed was working in a shop when the twister hit. The conditions of those injured is not known. Last night, the sheriff’s emergency operations team completed searching…