Watch: Security camera captures tornado ripping through Waterville campground

Waterville was hit by a tornado during the Sept. 20 tornado outbreak.
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Waterville tornado

Among the 15 tornadoes that ripped through Minnesota during the Sept. 20 outbreak was an EF-1 twister that hit Waterville, a small town about an hour south of the Twin Cities. 

The tornado produced winds of about 100 mph, causing extensive damage throughout the town.

On Tuesday, nearly three weeks after the storm, Kamp Dels in Waterville released footage of the tornado they caught on a security camera at the campground before the power went out. 

The campground was slammed by the storm, which left behind significant damage, forcing Kamp Dels to close while crews worked to clear roads and debris. 

"The constant positivity has helped us push through this difficult time. We have an amazing family, wonderful friends, a strong community, and thoughtful guests. You are all amazing and we can't tell you how much we appreciate each and every one of you," Kamp Dels posted to Facebook

"This has been a whirlwind (pun intended), but we will be back stronger and better than ever. You can count on THAT!"

Here's another view of the storm as it passed through the area, although it isn't nearly as intense as the first video. 

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