Record-breaking tornado wreaks havoc in Orrock, Baldwin townships

Managing Editor

The public damage and associated costs with cleanup and debris removal, and infrastructure repairs will be considered for state public assistance.

Sherburne County took the first step for this to happen by declaring a county emergency.

Now it will submit a damage assessment report for the Homeland Security and Emergency Management arm of the state to review and see if it meets the necessary threshold for assistance.

Photo by Debbie Griffin
Dave Looney, the owner of E&N Appliance, stood in front of his truck that was pushed over in the storm. He lamented that he just got the vehicle fixed and now he was going to have to spend more money. Photo courtesy of the National Weather Service
Trees downed by the storm often landed on vehicles, including here in Orrock Township. This home on 257th Avenue, N.W., was among the damaged that will need a new roof. Photo by Erik Jacobson
By the afternoon of March 7 clean up efforts were well underway. The sounds of chainsaws could be heard quite often.
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Photo by Debbie Griffin Dave Looney, the owner of E&N Appliance, stood in front of his truck that was pushed over in the storm. He lamented that he just got the vehicle fixed and now he was going to have to spend more money.