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CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 28, 2006
1:28 AM

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A 1000 cow Dairy was in line of a fierce tornado this past Thursday night. The man said they went to their basement, which had a window facing the barn. He watched as the cows were picked out of the barn & dropped elsewhwere. When it was all over 200 were dead & most of the rest had something broken. Every building on the farm is gone, also. Another dairy farm had a 80ft, full Harvestor silo knocked over & a couple others smashed.
Corn crops in this area are so flat it is hard to believe. They are like you went through with a rotory mower.
The weather bureau put it at F-3, up to a mile wide at times, & it traveled 30 to 35 miles on the ground at all times.
Only 1 man was killed when a tree fell on him. A few were hurt, but none very bad.
They are saying it will take 6 weeks to clean up, but there is a great number of volunteers so maybe not so long!
Bernie

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