Bemidji Cleaning Up Damage from 4th of July Tornado
BEMIDJI (AP) -- The northern Minnesota city of Bemidji is cleaning up the damage from a Fourth of July tornado.
The National Weather Service says the EF-1 tornado touched down just west of Bemidji State University just before 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. It packed winds of 100 mph and caused significant damage to buildings and trees along a path seven-tenths of a mile long and 200 yards wide during its minute on the ground.
Beltrami County Emergency Management Director Christopher Muller says nobody was injured, but the damage included a garage that was moved off its foundation.
Straight-line winds also damaged a wide area north and south of the path.
Mueller says Bemidji barely got its power back on after last week's severe weather before Wednesday's storms hit. He says it's ``getting really old.''