I knew it was bad yesterday when my ears suddenly popped while I was standing in the kitchen. When I looked out a west facing window, I saw some debris flying in the air but the worst that happened in my neighborhood was we lost power. But the tornado that struck North Minneapolis was not too far from the neighborhoods of Northeast. We were lucky – very lucky.
Meanwhile North Minneapolis is a mess and state and city officials are asking folks to avoid traveling to those parts of the city if possible. MPR has some incredible photos of the damage.
In other Minnesota news, Tim Pawlenty officially announced his candidacy in Iowa. Not exactly the best timing as the tornadoes are headlining the news here in Minnesota (and nobody really cares if he’s running anyways).