REPORTS of damage from a tornado in Minnesota have prompted a tornado alert for other parts of the state.
The National Weather Service for the Twin Cities has reported major damage from a severe storm that spawned a tornado in Forada.
The NWS tweeted that all residents in and around Alexandria, Willmar, Montevideo and other areas should seek shelter immediately.
Todd County residents should also take precautions.
The storm has a strong rotation and could produce tornadoes at any time NWS tweeted.
Other dangers of the storm include hailstones the size of a ping-pong ball.
The NWS is treating this as a life-threatening situation.
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https://www.the-sun.com/news/5455748/tornado-forada-alexandria-update-major-damage-weather/ Forada tornado update – Twister hits south of Alexandria, MN with ‘major damage’ and weather warnings still in effect