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Published September 01, 2011, 09:29 AM

Storm causes significant damage in Grafton

GRAFTON, N.D. (AP) — An overnight storm with wind gusts in excess of 60 mph caused significant damage in the northeast North Dakota city of Grafton.

GRAFTON, N.D. (AP) — An overnight storm with wind gusts in excess of 60 mph caused significant damage in the northeast North Dakota city of Grafton.

The Grand Forks Herald reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/oKPOWM ) that winds toppled more than 50 large trees, including some evergreens 60-70 feet tall.

National Weather Service reports say fallen trees damaged at least five houses, a mobile home and multiple vehicles. Winds damaged an elevator, bent street signs, tore metal siding off commercial buildings and blew down about half a dozen utility poles.

In Grand Forks, more than 1 ½ inches of rain led to street flooding.

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