South metro storm cleanup continues

The cleanup continues in the south metro after a storm ripped through the area early Friday morning.

Uprooted trees and broken branches covered some parts of Savage.

“We didn’t know it was going to be that severe of a storm so we were kind of surprised that it happened,” Jen Winther, Savage resident, said.

Friday morning, neighborhoods near Trost Park were hit with high winds and three tornadoes touched down in the area. Some people woke up to debris scattered across their lawns and damage to their homes.

Winther had a lot to clean up.

The storm uprooted a tree that crashed into her car and garage. She worked with a landscaping company to remove the debris from her house.

“Fortunately for us, it wasn’t as unfortunate as our neighbors. Around the neighborhood we walked through and the damage is extensive. So we are one of the lucky ones with minimal damage,” she said.

On Monday, city crews will start picking up debris from the hardest hit areas in Savage. All debris must be stacked on the curb. City officials said the branches can’t be longer than 8 feet.

Residents can get in touch with the city to schedule a pick up by calling 952-224-3400.