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Minneapolis Hard Hit By Tornados

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Some of the first aerial photos of north Minneapolis after a tornado hit the area show block after block of toppled trees and homes with damaged roofs.

KSTP-TV reports that hundreds of homes were damaged by the storms that first hit the metro area about 2:15 p.m. Saturday.

It appears a residential area was hardest hit, but there are no confirmed reports of serious injuries.

Images from the station’s helicopter show an apartment building with part of its roof peeled off and the roofs of dozens homes torn away to the studs. A few buildings collapsed completely.

Xcel Energy reports power was out to 22,000 of its customers in the metro area.

There were also reports of damage in Brooklyn Center, Blaine and Fridley.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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