Scott County Storm Prompting Tornado Warning Causes Damage

Power outages were being reported in some parts of eastern Shakopee Sunday night.

After a tornado warning was issued for Scott County Sunday night, county law enforcement is reporting damage near Belle Plaine including a "roof torn blown off a house, shed down and a 48-foot grain bin blown into a field."

In Shakopee, winds were reportedly up to 55 mph with heavy rain and lightning, but the National Weather Service reported just after 9 p.m. that the tornado warning expired at 9 p.m. and that the storm had weakened.

Power outages were being reported in some parts of eastern Shakopee Sunday night. One person reported power was out near Valley View Road, just southeast of . Shakopee Mayor Brad Tabke tweeted Sunday night that he was looking into the status with the Shakopee Public Utilities Commission.

Local fire departments had been okay'ed to clear their watch at around 9 p.m. while Scott County weather spotters were cleared to leave their posts at about 9:15 p.m. 

A call went out on across the Scott and Carver County police and fire dispatch scanner at 9:20 p.m. for "all available personnel report to your station for storm damage."

Trees and power lines were reportedly down south of Shakopee, but no damage had been reported in Shakopee as of 9:30 p.m.

During the storm, temperatures that were in the low 90's dropped to 68 degrees. A severe thunderstorm watch was still in effect until 10 p.m. for Scott County.

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Lisa Baumann (Editor) June 11, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Scott County Sheriff's Office said today that the tornado warning came last night when radar detected a possible rotation near Belle Plaine (Hwy 19 between Meridian Ave and Hickory Blvd.) The cell then moved in a diagonal path north toward Jordan to near 228th St and Delaware Ave. After the storm passed, damage was reported at some farms in the area, while trees and power lines also fell where the radar had indicated rotation.


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