SUBSCRIBE NOW Just 99¢ for your first month

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Tornado caused damage near Lake Darling, says National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has not yet finalized a tornado rating but believes the wind speed was at least 100 miles per hour.

Storm 5.JPG
A boat overturned, a garage collapsed and trees went through a house on South Lake Darling Drive owned by Chad and Heidi Schroeder. A storm hit Douglas County shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2022. Many areas around the county were hit hard and damage is widespread.
Celeste Edenloff / Alexandria Echo Press
We are part of The Trust Project.

ALEXANDRIA — Two National Weather Service Meteorologists, along with Douglas County Emergency Management, reviewed two large areas of storm damage in Douglas County on Friday, May 13.

The National Weather Service confirmed tornado damage on the south side of Lake Darling. This area appears to have the most concentrated damage to homes.

The National Weather Service has not yet finalized a tornado rating but believes the wind speed was at least 100 miles per hour.

The group also reviewed damage on the west side of Lake Carlos and believe that was caused by straight line winds with a speed of 90 to 100 mph.

Douglas County has declared an emergency and will continue to work with cities, townships and others to review damage across the county and determine a damage estimate.

ADVERTISEMENT

The storms on Thursday night, May 12, began around 7 p.m. and caused widespread damage across the county.

Our newsroom occasionally reports stories under a byline of "staff." Often, the "staff" byline is used when rewriting basic news briefs that originate from official sources, such as a city press release about a road closure, and which require little or no reporting. At times, this byline is used when a news story includes numerous authors or when the story is formed by aggregating previously reported news from various sources. If outside sources are used, it is noted within the story.
What to read next
Glenetske's contract was approved at the district's regular school board meeting on Monday, May 16.
The Amnesty report calls for full restoration of tribal jurisdiction over crimes committed in Indian country, and increased funding for prosecution, law enforcement and health care.
The state-wide rollout of the Body Camera Project began Dec. 1, 2021, and was completed on-time and within the projected budget.