Storm downs trees in Goodhue County

- Crews are busy clearing downed powerlines, trees, and even streetlights after wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour raged through the town of Red Wing.

People who've lived here for nearly 60 years said the storm was unlike anything they've ever heard.
The Nordenskjold’s probably were among the worst hit on Pioneer Road in Red Wing.
Sudden straight line winds left behind at least a few thousand dollars in damage in their yard alone.
“I was just freaked out!” said Natalie Nordenskjold.
10-year-old Natalie Nordenskjold and her grandfather Chris were behind his patio door
“The storm had just brewed up as I got home from work,” said Chris Nordenskjold. “It just hit a fever pitch, I've never seen anything like it in my entire life. It was that intense.”

Just as Natalie thought to run toward the pool to grab things she left outside two trees beat her to the deck.

“All I heard was a big crash,” she said.

“It was close,” said her grandfather. “The entire deck is gone. But we're safe, that's the important thing.”

Only a few minutes of rain, hail and wind ravaged part of the Nordenskjold’s roof and his patio furniture.

A few miles over on Cottonwood Avenue, Melody Black watched in awe and in shock at how quickly the storm raged in.

“It was scary, I screamed at one point,” said Black. “We had trampolines flying through the air, trees down all over the place. I wish we would've had more warning, that's what I wish.”

Crews are now busy picking up the mess.
While the full extent of the damage is unclear, one thing's for sure at least in the Nordenskjold yard.

“I guess we're not going to BBQ tonight,” said Nordenskjold.

No word yet if the storm led to any injuries, but in terms of the damage it could be at least week or longer before everything is cleared.

FOX 9 viewers in Goodhue County also sent in pictures of storm damage in their area.

 

 


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