A damage survey team from the National Weather Service (NWS) has confirmed two tornadoes from the severe storms that ripped through the region Sunday night.
NWS says there was an EF-0 tornado about 3 miles north of Courtland in Nicollet County and an EF-1 about 4 miles north of Lake Crystal in Blue Earth County.
The twister near Courtland had a path of 1.3 mile, with a maximum width of 50 yards and winds up to 75 miles per hour. The tornado near Lake Crystal had a path of 2.7 miles with a maximum width of 100 yards and winds up to 95 miles per hour.
In Blue Earth County, the Sheriff’s Office says multiple farm sites on 505th Avenue were damaged and about 600 acres of crops in that area were flattened. Numerous power poles were downed as well.
There was also damage elsewhere in the area due to straight line winds, including crop damage, downed trees and branches and damage from hail.
There have been no reports of injuries as a result of the storm, and as of yet, there’s no estimate on the total damage monetarily.
Those affected by the severe weather are being urged to report the damage to their insurance companies.