Tornadoes touch down in Fillmore, Freeborn counties

Authorities warned residents to seek shelter after a few tornadoes touched down Monday in Fillmore County and Freeborn County, Minnesota.

According to the sheriff's office, Fillmore County was under a tornado warning Monday afternoon, with confirmed tornadoes reported on the ground in the Lime Springs and Cherry Grove area. 

The sheriff said at least three tornados reportedly touched down in western Fillmore County Monday afternoon, the first confirmed at 1:39 pm. The first tornado appears to have started in Howard County, Iowa, traveling northeast through York Township.

At least four farm sites were damaged, but the sheriff's office has not received any reports of injuries to people or livestock. According to the sheriff, some homes sustained minor wind and tree damage.

Crews will further assess the damage on Tuesday.