No. 4 Story of the Year: Two Tornadoes Touch Down in Burnsville
Fatal car crashes, big business developments and some weird, weird weather. Patch looks back at the Top 5 stories of 2012.
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In November, Burnsville was hit by a fall squall of unusual intensity, which culminated in two brief but forceful tornadoes. The twin funnel clouds cut a path through a narrow corridor stretching northeast from corner of I-35W and McAndrews Road to the corner of Burnsville Parkway and CR 11.
According to the City of Burnsville, 25 to 50 homes in town sustained some kind of damage, mostly to roofs or siding. About 100 to 150 trees or large branches were felled. The storm also resulted in power outages across the south metro. All roadways clear and all power resorted by 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, city officials said.
Most of the damage was concentrated in Burnsville, though there have been reports of destroyed property in Eagan and as far east as Mendota Heights.
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