MARSHALL (KMHL) – For the second consecutive night storms battered communities in southwest Minnesota.
Minneota was one of the hardest-hit communities for the second straight day. On Wednesday, storms left street flooding in the community, but Thursday’s storms had an even stronger punch.
Strong winds from a large complex of thunderstorms swept across the region late Thursday afternoon knocked down power lines, several trees and even damaged a few buildings.
Lyon County emergency management was asking that people not travel in rural parts of the county, especially in the Minneota area due to downed power lines in the area.
Minneota and Ivanhoe School Districts cancelled school on Friday.
Other communities were also hit hard, there were also several trees, power lines and even a roof blown off a home in Lake Benton.
Wind gusts between 70 and 90 mph were common throughout the region. Officials in the City of Marshall say they recorded a 78 mph wind gust around 6 p.m.