Sunday, June 20, 2010

billings gazette

Tornado spotted in Billings, Mont.

Several tornadoes and funnel clouds were spotted in the Billings, Mont., area Sunday with one twister hitting the city's Metrapark arena, authorities said.
The Billings Gazette reported tornado caused significant damage to Rimrock Auto Arena with the eastern side of the building torn away and the roof shredded.
The storms also knocked down power lines in the area.
The newspaper said other individual businesses and a strip mall were damaged, as well.
Billings resident David Meduna told the Gazette he saw what he described as an "F-2" tornado form over MetraPark, "tearing up the ground."
The newspaper said another person driving from Ballantine to Billings along Interstate 94 reported seeing three funnel clouds.
Great Falls' KRTV-TV reported golf ball-sized hail fell near Lewistown and Stanford as severe weather swept across Montana.

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