(Taopi, MN) — Damage assessment is underway after the small Minnesota town of Taopi was slammed by a tornado. National Weather Service crew confirm that the tornado was on the ground late Tuesday night for five to six miles when it hit the town. The EF2 tornado impacted nearly every building in the town. Two residents were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being trapped in the basement of their flattened home. Law enforcement also went door to door to evacuate the approximately 20 homes in the town following a gas leak. The extent of the damage isn’t clear yet.
Damage Assessment Underway After Small Minnesota Town Slammed By Tornado
By Ashley Hanley|2022-04-14T05:26:55-05:00April 14th, 2022|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!