This summer has been very stormy! We had multiple tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings. Several tornadoes did massive damage in various towns around the state.
In late July I drove through the town of Wadena. They'd suffered significant tornado damage in mid-June. I promised to share some photos, and then I forgot.. so I'm finally getting caught up to my promise.
There were many homes wrecked by the tornado, but I didn't want to invade the privacy of people I saw who were hauling things away from their houses, so I didn't venture further into those areas.
Instead I focused on the high school which was totally destroyed. Most of the roof was torn off, and the entire building is completely wrecked. It'll be torn down soon; students this year will have to attend classes in a variety of other buildings around the area until a new school can be built. They lost all their books, supplies, uniforms, band instruments - everything! What a mess!
Wadena is a town that is not far from my home town; we used to drive through on the way to our lake cabin. So I had an interest in seeing it and went a bit out of my way to take a look and get these pictures. I wish them good luck in getting the school and town re-built! And I hope next year is much quieter with lots fewer storms!