Friday storm causes big scare, little damageFriday night’s storm didn’t quite live up to its potential, according to National Weather Service spokesman Harlan Wetzel.
Friday night’s storm didn’t quite live up to its potential, according to National Weather Service spokesman Harlan Wetzel.
Although warnings were issued, thunderstorm and tornado sirens went off and many people were advised to seek shelter, damage reports were few.
“We had small hail rain, but no reports of injuries, accidents, damage or tornadoes,” Bowman County Emergency Manager Dean Pearson said.
He added there was a funnel cloud sighting in Slope County.
Adams County Emergency Manager Michele Marthaller’s report was similar.
“I think it kind of split and went around us,” Marthaller said.
Dunn County Emergency Manager Denise Brew said the county had wind and rain but there were no injuries that she new of.
“Tom and Twila Benz’s farm north of Killdeer had a close-to twister type situation,” Brew said. “There were overturned campers and a lot of wind damage at their place.”
The NWS said the storm began late Friday in western North Dakota, where high winds blew a semitrailer off the road in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Calls to Billings, Golden Valley, Hettinger, McKenzie, Slope and Stark county emergency managers were not returned.
The AP contributed to this story.