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Weather service: 2 tornadoes touched down during storms

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Associated Press
Updated: October 11, 2021 10:02 AM
Created: October 11, 2021 09:48 AM

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The National Weather Service reports that two tornadoes touched down in Minnesota and North Dakota during storms on Saturday. KFGO reports that the weather service has confirmed a tornado with estimated peak winds of 100 mph touched down in Park Rapids, Minnesota, about 10:30 p.m.

It tore roof panels from a church and a car dealership. A tornado with estimated peak winds of 70 mph touched down briefly in a field southeaster of Lidgerwood, North Dakota.

No one was hurt in either instance. 

Late on Sunday, several tornadoes were reported ripping through Oklahoma, causing damage. The storms continued into early Monday morning. The severe weather system also brought heavy rain, lightning and wind to parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Texas.

News outlets report a possible tornado struck Coweta, Oklahoma, late Sunday causing significant damage to a high school, homes and a gas station.

A hail storm earlier in the evening caused damage to homes, cars and businesses in Norman.

No deaths or injuries were immediately reported.

Oklahoma Gas & Electric says in a statement that crews are actively working to restore power outages.


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