Washburn Residents Spend Saturday Clearing Storm Damage

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Thursday night’s storm brought rain and wind whipping through western North Dakota. 

In Washburn, residents saw over an inch of rain, but it was the 82 miles per hour wind that caused the most damage.

Charles Robinette is used to summer storms, but Thursday night’s storm caused some unexpected damage for Washburn residents.  

He showed us the damage surrounding his camper. The piled tree limbs are evidence of the heavy winds that shook Robinette’s trailer earlier this week.

The Washburn resident explains, “I was just trying to lay there for a few minutes and then I could just feel the camper just kind of rocking away. And I was like, ‘man I have to get out of here,’ so I literally just dashed out the door and ran into the building and basically spent the rest of the night in the building.”

Robinette lives on Fort Mandan where he found shelter in the Visitor’s Center. He told us about other damage in and around the city, including overturned grain bins at Cross Ranch in Center.

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