Tornado topples trees, damages headstones at Winona cemetery

Published 7:25 am Thursday, September 12, 2019

WINONA — The National Weather Service say a tornado ripped through a cemetery in southeastern Minnesota.

The EF-1 tornado with winds of 95 mph struck Woodlawn Cemetery in Winona early Wednesday. The tornado toppled trees and damaged a building and headstones.

The weather service says the tornado only lasted about a minute and moved less than a quarter mile. The tornado was about 80 yards (73 meters) wide.

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The Winona Daily News reports the storm also knocked down trees and power lines in Winona, causing power outages. Most of the power had been restored by Wednesday afternoon.