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Camp Ripley Tornado: September 7, 2016

Summary of the September 7, 2016 Tornado from the National Weather Service
Summary of the September 7, 2016 Tornado from the National Weather Service
Courtesy: Chanhassen National Weather Service

 

There was only one tornado reported in the United States on September 7, 2016 and it happened to be at Camp Ripley in Morrison County.

A large line of thunderstorms moved eastward across northern and central Minnesota during the evening of September 7. After dark at 10:34pm, an EF1 tornado touched down at Camp Ripley causing damage. The tornado path was seven to eight miles long and 50 yards wide. The tornado lifted a roof off a large two-story apartment-style building and damaged several other structures. Trees and cars also sustained damage and debris was blown into a newly constructed solar panel array, damaging the panels.

Thankfully no injuries were reported.

Damage at Camp Ripley from the September 7, 2016 Tornado
Damage at Camp Ripley from the September 7, 2016 Tornado
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