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Storm Damage in Kimball Bottoms

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Last night a severe storm ripped through Kimball Bottoms 8 miles south of Bismarck and caused major damage.

Tents, campers and even cars were completely destroyed by strong wind and falling trees.

Multiple trees are literally snapped in half, some of them torn completely out of the ground by wind around 60 miles an hour.

A camper was completely destroyed by falling trees in the strong winds.. No injuries were reported from that incident.

Another group just south of the camper had 3 of their cars totaled after a massive tree fell on top of them.

Luckily no one was inside the vehicles at the time. They were all trying to hold down their tents.

They say the storm came and went in about 40 minutes, but that it was one of the most terrifying moments they've ever been through.

We felt a light, light breeze coming, less than what it is now. It sped up out of nowhere and it was about 2 minutes from the time we felt a little breeze to full blown winds...I mean any of us could have been in those vehicles at that time and that would have been tragic because the windshields were caved in so even if you didn't get damaged by the tree the glass would have at least cut you. The suburban was smashed. The entire frame was smashed too so it was irreplaceable," Cassie Irwin said.

Last night hail the size of golf balls, baseballs and even softballs was reported in multiple areas..

3 people received head injuries at Heart Butte Dam near Lake Tschida after being hit by the hail.

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