How many acres of land were destroyed in the July 4, 1999 windstorm in the BWCA?

On July 4, 1999, a monstrous windstorm devastates the BWCA. How many acres of land were destroyed? A) 175,000 acres B) 478,000 acres C) 824,000 acres For the answer, click on the headline above.
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B) A giant windstorm causes destroys 478,000 acres of land in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The 100-mile-per-hour winds blow down trees on a 10- to 12-mile front for a stretch of 30 miles. One person is killed.

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