Local Tornadoes Anniversary 25 Aug 11

Wednesday was the five year anniversary of a pair of tornadoes tearing through the local area. One twister hit the Jeff Hoffmann farm south of New Ulm, and strong winds blew 2 semi trucks off the road on Highway 15 near Searles as well. The other tornado was rated an F-3, and killed a 90-year-old Kasota man and injured 37 others as it ran for 33 miles from Nicollet through St. Peter and on to the City of Cleveland, which was hit hard. All around the twisters that day, giant hail fell — some of it the size of grapefruit.