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Storm damage in Emmet County

A dangerous thunderstorm brought high winds throughout the western part of Emmet County Thursday evening

September 21, 2018
Amy H. Peterson - Staff Writer ( , Estherville News

Thursday around 5 p.m. lights began flickering and trees and poles bowed in the winds, which the Estherville Municipal Airport measured at speeds of up to 75 miles per hour, and Emmet County Emergency Services Manager Travis Sheridan believes could be even higher.

Sheridan told the Estherville News Friday afternoon that all power was on again and city crews were working on patching and repairing poles. All roads are open and the common local areas are mostly cleared of debris.

"The crews have been working hard to clear debris and fix things in the common areas of Estherville," Sheridan said.

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A car wash in east Estherville was destroyed, and firefighters responded to the site of a gas leak.

Sheridan added, "Repairs to individual property is going to take some time."

Sheridan wanted to emphasize that property owners should self-report their damage at the following link: The one-page self-report will help not only with the county assessing the damage, but also with receiving funding for individual assistance.

See more in Monday's edition of the Estherville News.



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