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MN twisterdamages 300 homes

A tornado swept through the Minnesota town of Rogers over the weekend, killing a 10-year-old girl, injuring six people, and damaging hundreds of homes, according to local emergency managers.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | September 18, 2006

A tornado swept through the Minnesota town of Rogers over the weekend, killing a 10-year-old girl, injuring six people, and damaging hundreds of homes, according to local emergency managers.

Up to 300 homes sustained significant damage in Rogers, located 26 miles northwest of Minneapolis.

The twister - classified by the National Weather Service as an F2 tornado - struck suddenly, and local officials had no time to sound warning sirens. The town was not under a tornado warning at the time, but a severe thunderstorm warning had been posted.


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