Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend Tornado: Hugo, Minnesota

"Tornado Wipes Out Homes in Hugo, 9 Injured, 1 Dead"
MyFox Twin Cities (May 25, 2008)

"HUGO -- Strong winds, hail and tornadoes struck the north metro Sunday. In Hugo, Minn., 50 homes have been destroyed, 100 are damaged, a 2-year-old boy is dead, his sibling is in critical condition, and their parents and six others are seriously injured.


"Around 5:10 p.m., Washington County received reports from residents that a tornado hit Hugo, Minn. According to dispatchers, 'five city blocks were wiped out' along Hwy. 61, and crews are working to rescue those trapped in the wreckage. Ripped-up roads in Hugo made the search and rescue effort difficult. Authorities confirm 50 homes are destroyed and 100 are damaged."

Hugo, Minnesota, is a suburb on the north side of the Twin Cities: Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Some of the family lives near there: we haven't heard from or about them, so I suppose no news is good news.

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