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Burnsville Begins Cleanup after Tuesday Morning Squall

More severe weather is coming on the heels of a violent thunderstorm that tore through Burnsville and neighboring Dakota County towns, felling 75 tees within city limits and leaving thousands without power.

For the second time in a month, workers from the City of Burnsville are working to clear debris from a strong storm that ripped into the Twin Cities region—and it appears that more severe weather is just around the corner.

According to preliminary reports from the city, at least 75 trees were down in Burnsville, blocking streets and tearing through powerlines. As of 11 a.m. , including the municipal waste treatment plant, which was functioning on power from backup generators.

This is the latest in a series of severe thunderstorms that have swept over the region. The last major storm, around May 19, caused similar damages. In view of the cirumstances, the city will once again offer tree and brush disposal to residents in the midst of cleaning up from the latest onslaught. Citizen can drop off organic debris today, Tuesday June 19, at the city's compost site behind Dodge of Burnsville on Pleasant Avenue. The compost site will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day until July 1.

It appears that Tuesday's storm may be just the beginning. The area remains under a flash flood watch and forecasts suggest that another onslaught is on the way. There is a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday. 

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