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Reports of power outages, damage continue following severe weather

Updated: July 15, 2019 10:46 PM

Reports of power outages continue following severe weather that made its way through the state Monday. 

As of about 10:30 p.m., Xcel Energy reported about 497 outages with most in the eastern part of the Twin Cities.

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The company said it had more than 125 employees working to restore power to those affected by the outages. It also urged customers to help them by reporting outages through one of the following ways:

  • Xcel Energy mobile app available on iOS and Android
  • Online at xcelenergy.com/out
  • Text 'OUT' to 98936 to report an outage, or text STAT to the same number to check the status of a power outage.
  • Call 1-800-895-1999 and follow the prompts—the automated phone reporting system lets customers report outages in less than 60 seconds. ---Once the cause of the problem is identified, the system or an Xcel Energy representative will provide customers with an estimated restoration time.

Check weather conditions in your area using the KSTP weather page

A number of severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for the metro area Monday evening. 

Tornado warnings were also issued for Scott and Carver counties. 

The Scott County Sheriff's Office reported damage due to the storm. According to the sheriff's office, two buildings at a farm on the 8300 block of Union Hill Boulevard were completely destroyed. Debris from the incident was spread over a quarter mile area.

The sheriff's office also said there were reports of downed trees near the Shakopee/Savage border. 

The rain from the storm systems caused some flooding in the Twin Cities. A KSTP camera was able to capture flooded streets in Robbinsdale. 

Flash flood warnings were also issued for Dakota, Hennepin, Scott, Anoka and Ramsey counties. Those warnings expired late Monday night. 

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