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Storms hit Twin Towns hard

Published 10:00am Friday, August 9, 2013 Updated 12:01pm Friday, August 9, 2013

Tuesday’s storms hit the Wahpeton-Breckenridge area with hurricane-force winds, according to the Daily News.

With the 75 to 80 mph winds, came rain and hail measuring 1.5 inches, all of which caused damage to buildings and trees throughout the Twin Towns.

At about 2:47 p.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service in Grand Forks sent out a tornado watch. It reported the storm was moving across Richland County an hour later, and at 4:27 p.m. tornado warning sirens went off, with 1.05 inches of rain falling during the storm.

Multiple streets throughout the Twin Towns filled with rain to the curb in some areas. A number of tree branches also fell, blocking streets.

A tornado touchdown was reported at 4:10 p.m. in open country near the community of Colfax, N.D., but no funnel clouds were reported over the Wahpeton-Breckenridge communities.

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