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Strong Storms Cause Extensive Damage

Posted at: 06/12/2013 10:26 PM
Updated at: 06/12/2013 10:33 PM
By: John Doetkott



(ABC 6 News) -- Severe weather moved into the area Wednesday evening, bringing with it strong winds, heavy rains, and even a few tornados.

ABC 6 has learned that a tornado that touched down near Belmond, Iowa, damaged or destroyed at least two businesses and a home.

In Minnesota, hail and winds caused significant damage in areas west of Austin and Albert Lea.

In Wells, Minnesota, strong winds brought tree branches down on cars and houses, not to mention power lines.

At least part of the city was without power Wednesday evening and travel within Wells was difficult due to flooded streets and debris blocking the road.

Several businesses were also damaged. A Casey's convenience store lost part of its sign and a local greenhouse was destroyed as well. A nearby grain bin also sustained some damage.

No injuries were reported.