TORNADO

Crews Work to Restore Cable Service in Fosston

The Verizon cell tower and satellite dishes were damaged by Sunday's storm

FOSSTON, Minn. —┬áPeople in Fosston are still cleaning up after the tornado on Sunday night. Its Verizon cell tower and satellite dishes were damaged by the storm. The structures are being repaired, but there are still several channels people can’t get. A temporary Verizon tower was put up so people would still have service. City officials say it could be…

Thousands of Dollars Raised For Tornado Victims And Family of Dead Baby

The tornado tore through an RV park in Watford City, North Dakota early on July 10th

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Nearly $100,000 has been raised so far to help people affected by a tornado that hit Watford City. The McKenzie County emergency manager says a local relief fund will go directly to families impacted by the storm. The tornado that tore through an RV park early on July 10th killed a baby and hurt more than…

Tornado Captured By Cell Phones In Beltrami County Wednesday Night

There have been no reports of significant damage

BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. — A scare last night for people living in central Beltrami County. A number of people captured video of a tornado near Ponemah. It also touched down near Red Lake. One person caught what looked like a bigger funnel forming over Lower Red Lake. There have been no reports of significant damage. The National Weather Service is…

Governor Promises Assistance After Tornado Killed Baby And Destroyed Dozens of Structures

The tornado hit Watford City Tuesday with wind speeds reaching 127 miles per hour

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — A tornado that hit an RV park in Watford City early Tuesday morning took the life of a newborn baby and injured two dozen other people. The week-old baby boy died after the storm flipped his family’s trailer. The boy was the son of Marisa Reber and Will Maguire. A GoFundMe campaign has already raised over…

Red Cross on the Ground After Tornado Hits Watford City

The Red Cross says the devastation has brought the community together

WATFORD CITY, N.D. —┬áThe Red Cross is on the ground to help those who are displaced by the tornado. “This was pretty devastating. It was only an F2, but given the circumstances… mobile homes or camp and RV areas… not a lot of things are tied down, things are really light, there was a lot of damage… it’s amazing what…

EF 1 Tornado Knocks Down Trees And Power Lines In Bemidji

Beltrami County emergency management director says about 12 city blocks were affected

BEMIDJI, Minn. –National Weather Service confirms that it was a tornado that did damage in Bemidji. The Beltrami County emergency management director says about 12 city blocks were affected during the severe weather event. The E-F-1 tornado with winds of 90 to 100 miles per hour hit the city around 6:30 this morning. Several trees and power lines were knocked…

Storm Reports for Friday June 8th

Power polls down in Reynolds, ND Friday. Photo from Kelly Fox. PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT…SUMMARY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN ND/GRAND FORKS ND 155 PM CDT SUN JUN 10 2018 ..TIME… …EVENT… …CITY LOCATION… …LAT.LON… ..DATE… ….MAG…. ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. …SOURCE…. ..REMARKS.. 0307 PM FUNNEL CLOUD 5 N VALLEY CITY 47.00N 98.02W 06/08/2018 Barnes ND 911 CALL CENTER CALL FROM VALLEY CITY…

Severe Summer Weather and Burn Restrictions Around the Region

These fires aren't the only weather worry in the warmer months

FARGO, N.D. — The burn restriction has been put in place until the vegetation starts to green back up. These fires aren’t the only weather worry in the warmer months. The burn restriction in Clay County may prevent people from starting more grass fires but they are also reminding the community to keep an eye out for live embers. “Previous…

It’s Severe Summer Weather Week in North Dakota: What You Should Look Out For

While tornadoes are not something we see every day, it is important to know they can and do happen here

WEST, FARGO, N.D. — The snow may be gone and our winter jackets may be hung, but that doesn’t mean weather has stopped being dangerous. It is Severe Summer Weather Awareness week in North Dakota, a week held by states nationally as the weather heats up. Officials say there are five major things we need to be looking out for…severe…

Several Towns in the Region Damaged in Tuesday’s Severe Weather

Damage in Hillsboro showed winds up to 100 miles per hour, but the tornado did not pass through town

1/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 6/6 Show Caption Hide Caption REGIONAL — A National Weather Service storm damage assessment team says Tuesday’s severe weather in the northern and central parts of the Red River Valley produced at least three separate…