Storm downs power lines, trees and dumps large amount of water
Thu, 07/05/2018 - 8:57am admin
Early on Friday morning, June 29 a thunderstorm went through the area and caused considerable amount of damage. Power line crews from Clearwater Polk Electric, Wild Rice Electric and Beltrami Electric were working overtime to get power restored to area residents. Most were back on line except for several areas that were not up until Sunday afternoon.
Chain saws were heard in the area as roads were being cleared of fallen trees. Some Clover Township residents in Clearwater County could not even get out of their homes.
North of Kelliher, in Beltrami County, there was a report of an overturned aircraft.
Residents of McIntosh and Winger were the hardest hit in Polk county. A roof on a building had been blown off in McIntosh. The old school building had a very large tree down. There was a report of a house fire in McIntosh.
Winger had several lines down with a power pole tipped on it’s side. The Memorial Park in Winger had large trees down.
The weather service reported that winds from 70 to 80 miles per hour went through the area.
Shown to the right is Jens Stordahl was one of the many people who volunteered to help with the storm clean-up in McIntosh after a storm with strong winds blew through town around 4:30 am last Friday, June 29th.
Jens is the four year old son of Bryce and Andrea Stordahl. Andrea owns Minnesota Rust which is the old Cenex buildng in McIntosh. The building had the roof blown off during the storm. Andrea just purchased the old bakery building, where she and Bryce will be remodeling for a permanent store setting soon!!