Storm cleanup underway in Le Sueur, Scott counties

June 05, 2019 09:15 AM

Southwest of the metro, residents are beginning to clean up the damage left behind by storms Tuesday.

Some rural buildings were reduced to piles of twisted metal after winds near 90 mph blew through.


RELATED: Scott County hit hard by damaging winds, hail and power outages

Residents told KSTP the storms rolled in quickly and that they ended in about half an hour. Lightning, heavy rain and strong winds moved through towns spanning from Union Hill to Henderson.

Barns were destroyed and many residents in the affected areas sought shelter.

"You couldn't see anything, couldn't even see anything out the window, the rain was coming and the wind was blowing so hard," Brandon Parker, of Union Hill, said. "It looked like the trees were bent over and damn near ready to snap off."

There were also reports of hail, along with downed power lines and outages.

Now that Tuesday's storms have moved through, many will spend Wednesday cleaning up the damage.

RELATED: Lakeville deals with fires, flooding during severe storms

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