Scenes from Twin Cities as insane storm turns streets into rivers

Flash flooding and wind damage is being reported across the metro.
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Wind and water damage is being reported across the Twin Cities after evening storms brought biblical rain to the metro.

A constant roll of thunder entered the metro area around 5 p.m., bringing with it torrential downpours that are continuing well into the evening.

Flash flood warnings are in place across much of the Twin Cities, with the warning staying in place for most of Hennepin, Dakota and Ramsey counties until 11:30 p.m, with some parts of western Hennepin County – including St. Louis Park and Minnetonka –staying under the warning until 12:15 a.m.

The earlier part of the storm brought strong winds too, which have brought down trees, while a suspected tornado hit the ground near Belle Plaine. 

Whether it's been caused by the wind or the rain is unclear, but as of 7:30 p.m. there were more than 32,000 homes across the Twin Cities without power, according to the Xcel Energy outage map.

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Many streets have become waterlogged due to the deluge, with authorities warning drivers to turn around if they are unsure of the conditions.

In individual homes, sump pumps are working overtime, while homeowners anxiously hope the rain doesn't leave any lasting flood damage.

Here are some of the scenes from across the Twin Cities.

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