Extreme damage from deadly tornado in west-central Minnesota

One person was killed during the Wednesday tornado.
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Dalton tornado damage

A home completely destroyed in Dalton. 

Images of the damage from the deadly tornado that tore through west-central Minnesota show just how violent the storm was Wednesday evening. 

"An hour long tornado give or take," storm chaser Michael Marz, who got extremely close to the tornadoes, told Bring Me The News. "It was as loud as I’ve ever heard a tornado, very incredible roar. Definitely a violent tornado." 

One person was killed and two others were transported to a hospital after the tornado passed through an area near Dalton and Ashby in Otter Tail County. The damage to the farmhouses struck by the twister is extreme. 

A reporter from Valley News Live was at the scene of a house destroyed by the tornado in Dalton, where she reported that sheriff's deputies confirmed two people were inside when the tornado hit. Both were transported to a hospital, where their conditions are unknown. 

The report shows a mangled car that was tossed into the house, which appears to have been wiped from its foundation with trees and personal belongings scattered about. 

Scott Nordstrom posted aerial footage of the damage of what appears to be two farmhouses hit hard by the twister. 

Otter Tail County was among the areas of west-central Minnesota that were hit very hard by multiple rounds of storms.

A lawnmower destroyed by the tornado in Dalton. 

A lawnmower destroyed by the tornado in Dalton. 

Prior to the tornado warnings Wednesday evening, a wicked line of storms blasted through the area early in the morning and slammed the area with winds measured at more than 80 mph. 

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The owner of an RV park on Otter Tail Lake told Valley News Live that 12 of 14 RVs were completely destroyed. The National Weather Service is expected to conduct a storm damage survey to determine if the damage was caused by straight-line winds or a tornado. 

There were also tornadoes and funnel clouds reported in the Brainerd Lakes Area, with at least one roof blown off a building near Pine Center. 

More storms developed overnight and caused severe thunderstorm warnings in the Twin Cities, where 1-inch diameter hailstones were reported in Bloomington and Richfield. 

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