Brad Nelson, who posted this video on YouTube, was only about a mile south of the Faribault airport Thursday evening in southern Minnesota when a likely tornado came through.
From the sound of the commentary, he knows tornadoes.
Over at the airport, things are bleak. An airplane hangar is no match for a tornado; they’re just a few steel beams and a bunch of tin.
Faribault airport ☹️
Posted by Abby Mynor on Thursday, September 20, 2018
About 60 aircraft are based at the airport. The main business at the airport — the fixed based operator — was wiped out.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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