Severe Thunderstorms Move Through Metro Area

Water on the road at 280 and University in St. Paul Photo: Photo by Archelle Georgiou
Water on the road at 280 and University in St. Paul

May 24, 2018 09:23 PM

A severe thunderstorm made its way across the metro area Thursday night, causing severe thunderstorm warnings to be issued and reportedly causing damage in some areas.

There were reports of flooding in parts of Minneapolis. Firefighters from the Minneapolis Fire Department saved three fishermen who were swept off a spillway at Minnehaha Regional Park.


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And the National Weather Service reported law enforcement in Carver County was reporting widespread wind damage as a result of the storm. Earlier, the McLeod County Sheriff's Department reported downed trees and power lines as well.

A picture submitted by a viewer showed a tree on a house near Buffalo Lake.

Xcel Energy reported over 15,000 customers in the metro area were impacted by power outages. A release from the company said crews were responding and restoring power.

Those experiencing an outage are asked to use the Xcel Energy mobile app, go online to, text OUT to 98936, or call 1-800-895-1999. 

KSTP Interactive Radar

A severe thunderstorm was issued for portions of Douglas, Todd, Pope and Stearns County later in the evening. That was set to expire at 9:30 p.m.



Ben Rodgers

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