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Southern MN storms.

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:39 am
by Airforce1
On Thursday we had some of the strongest storms I can remember. I was 15 miles south at the time and got a hold of my parents who said that we had lost all our trees and 2 buildings on the property outside of Faribault. Everyone is fine, the dog was acting weird just before it happened seemed to warn everyone. Although compared to the areas right around us we consider us lucky. The town just down the road pretty much got hammered and the airport in town got completely leveled. Our corn crib collapsed on top of my allis chalmers among other things. The grainery lifted off of it foundation and moved 4-5 feet. All of our trees are gone in the front yard. Porch is build like a tank so it was only lightly damaged even though a tree fell on it.

Re: Southern MN storms.

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:03 am
by steamer
Wow, glad to hear that the family is OK. Best of luck with the clean-up.

Re: Southern MN storms.

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:02 am
by 72 usmc
Were those straight line winds? How much wind speed, around 80 MPH? Glad to see all are OK, but a real mess to get outbuildings back onto foundations. Looks like you will need to build a new implement building. The barn is still standing tall?

Re: Southern MN storms.

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:35 pm
by Airforce1
Barn is still standing thankfully since my el camino was in there. The floor in the grainery is broken pretty bad so I think it is a total loss. Everything is still on the shelves unbelievably.

Re: Southern MN storms.

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:31 pm
by HectorFuego
Micro burst from the looks of it. Been through a couple but not quite that bad. Had a lot of fun trying to find the lid to my Weber grill after the first one. Never did fit quite right after that flight. :lol:

Saw a lovely little restored barn get scattered over about two acres after another one. Scary thing is that they hit without much warning, unlike a tornado where the weather service sounds the alarm for those in harms way.

I'm so glad everyone is okay, although the dog may never be the same. Sorry about the property damage. You can rebuild the structures but sadly the trees are a different story.

Stay safe.

Hector

Re: Southern MN storms.

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:25 pm
by shoot4fun
yikes!
Glad the living things made it out ok!

Re: Southern MN storms.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:40 am
by Airforce1
Turns out it was a direct hit from an EF1 tornado that hit us. My shops block wall moved about an inch. We were in the process of furbishing it as well. :(