May 29, 2012

Flash Floods, Wind Storm, and Hail Storm in Independence, MN | Carver & Hennepin Counties May 28th 2012

NW Minneapolis Hail Report

On Memorial Day flash floods, penny-sized hail and heavy winds were recorded in Independence, MN and headed east towards the Metro area. This large storm also produced flash floods around Hutchinson and St. Cloud areas.

MnDot traffic cameras caught flooding footage on Broadway Ave. and Highway 280 as well as Broadway and Interstate-94. These flash floods caused problems with local drivers in the Metro trying to get home after the long weekend.

Penny-sized hail was reported in Independence, MN along with winds up to 35 MPH moving east. This extreme weather caused dozens of trees to block much of County Road 15 on Monday afternoon. National Weather Service indicated that the serve storm produced wind gusts of 60 MPH on Monday, May 28th, 2012 just west of the Twin Cities around Buffalo, MN. These large winds may have caused extreme damage to homes and buildings around the area.

Damage to cars, homes, and more may have taken place during these serve storms. If you’re looking to have your property professionally inspected for hail, wind, or flood damage contact Stinson Services today, we are HAAG Engineering Certified Storm Damage Inspectors and we offer FREE STORM DAMAGE INSPECTIONS.

Written By Thor Josefson