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Bismarck Storm Aftermath

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From downed trees, flooded streets, and damaged property, Mother Nature gave the state quite a night.

The severe storm pummeled the state with rain wind and hail starting at 9:30 central last night.

The heaviest rain fall was in the first 30 minutes, measuring just over an inch in Bismarck.

Large trees were completely uprooted with wind gusts of 50 miles per hour. A majority of the damage were due to downed trees and stranded cars in flooded streets. The Bismarck Fire Department had 27 personnel dispatched to 23 emergency calls throughout the night.

Montana Dakota Utilities reports 3,000 to 4,000 customers were without power at the height of the outage. Twenty-five technicians were dispatched overnight to restore power. By 8:30 central this morning, the majority of customers had power.

The good news: zero reports of storm related injuries, which by the end of the night, totaled 1.5 on rain.

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