Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A Mendota Heights resident living near Pickerel Lake said Saturday evening's storm "sounded like an airplane flying through our backyard."
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us On Saturday evening Leighton and Dianne Siegel were asleep in their home on the 700 block of Woodridge Drive, by Pickerel Lake, when they were awoken by the thunderstorm that spawned two confirmed tornadoes in Burnsville and Eagan. Leighton Siegel said there was no doubt in his mind that a tornado swept through Mendota Heights. “We were woken up about 11 o’clock, and it sounded like an airplane flying through our backyard,” Siegel said. “I don’t think it could be anything else [but a tornado] because it sounded very localized.” The National Weather Service's report on the storm shows an area of "sporadic tree/powerline damage" near …
Monday, November 12, 2012
The tornadoes touched down briefly in Burnsville and Eagan on Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service.
A rare November thunderstorm on Saturday night spawned two weak tornadoes, which touched briefly down in Burnsville and Eagan, according to a National Weather Service storm report. The first tornado spun up northeast of the intersection of County Road 5 and McAndrews Road in Burnsville around 10:58 p.m., according to weather service officials. The tornado, an "EF0" on the Fujita scale, had maximum wind speeds of 80 mph. As the storm cell tracked northeast, the tornado blew down numerous trees and power lines and bent a stop sign all the way to the ground, the weather service said. It dissipated just southwest of the intersection of Burnsville Parkway and Hwy. 11. Seven minutes later, another tornado struck near Skyline Drive east of Hwy. …
Monday, July 9, 2012
See which Patch stories had the most Eagan residents clicking last month.
Here's a recap of the posts that generated the most interest on Eagan Patch in June. Did you catch all of them? Click the links to get back to the original posts. .
Saturday, June 30, 2012
In other news from around the region, Dakota County residents react to Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, and three juveniles charged in the Lakeville School scandal plead guilty.
You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the most important recent developments from throughout Dakota County. Here's a look at stories that first appeared on this site, or of Patches covering nearby cities, that may interest or affect you. To read the full stories, just click on the headlines. Dakota County Up for $1.4 Million in Federal Disaster Relief The county could get money to recover from a severe storm that ripped through on June 19, damaging roads, uprooting trees and inundating the Miesville Ravine Park Reserve. Southeast Metro Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling Residents, local health care providers and politicians weigh in on the Supreme Court decision that President Obama's '…
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Eagan homeowners were out in the streets Tuesday morning cleaning up after an early-morning storm tore through the area.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Eagan homeowner Tom Stafford woke up to an unpleasant surprise on Tuesday morning, after an early-morning storm knocked two two trees—including a mature pine—in Stafford's yard. With fallen trees blocking the street, Stafford decided to stay home from work on Tuesday morning and team up with a handful of neighbors to remove storm debris. Stafford's home wasn't the only property hit by the early morning storms that rolled through the southeastern metro area, bringing hail and powerful straight-line winds. Many of Stafford's neighbors along Covington Lane in southern Eagan were out raking, sawing and hauling branches out of their yard on Tuesday. Eagan …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Sites across the Twin Cities west metro told stories of their communities' experiences.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jon Collins
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Throughout Sunday's storm and its aftermath, Patch sites in local communities covered everything—through text, video and photo galleries—from the original tornado warnings to efforts to volunteer efforts to help those hardest hit. In St. Louis Park, where the tornado first touched down, Patch wrote about initial damage caused by the storm, as well as a gas leak at a manufacturing plant. The next day, residents told their stories of survival as electricity was restored. In Golden Valley, people told of hiding in basements as roofs flew by their windows. The next day, still dealing with some electricity outages, Patch showed the extensive damage to Theodore Wirth Park and neighboring homes. Fridley suffered tremendous damage on the …