At 6:56 p.m. CDT on Aug. 29, 2013, the National Weather Service released a statement saying a “large and extremely dangerous” tornado was confirmed just 4 miles west of Hill City, Minnesota.
The official Tornado Warning is for Northwestern Aitkin County and extreme East Central Cass County until 7:30 p.m.
The report indicates the twister is moving at about 25 miles per hour and states, “Considerable damage to homes, businesses and vehicles is likely and complete destruction possible. Flying debris will be deadly to people and animals. Expect trees to be uprooted or snapped.”
The NWS recommends moving to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building and avoiding windows. Those in mobile homes should move to the closest shelter available, such as a basement or storm shelter.
The report also notes that considerable hail is expected.
According to the NWS, just prior to a tornado touchdown, the sky will be dark or greenish, large hail can take place, a large cloud that is often rotating may be seen, and the sound similar to that a freight train typically makes can be heard.
National Weather Service: Dangerous tornado near Hill City, Minnesota
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