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By Chris Conte

Possible tornado hits the Twin Cities

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN (KTTC-DT) -- A least one possible tornado touched down in Minneapolis Wednesday, as a powerful storm system pushed through the metro area. The National Weather Service issued the warnings at around 2p.m. 

No one was injured when the storms moved through. At the peak of the storm, Excel Energy reported having about 7,500 customers without power.

NewsCenter's Chris Conte reported the tornado only damaged a radius of about 5 city blocks.

Crews wasted no time in cleaning up the southern edge of downtown, where homeowners like Becky Moyer live.

She was forced to hide under her kitchen table, as winds blew a massive tree onto house.

She said there were, "Tree limbs flying in the air."

For the 23 years Moyer has lived in her Minneapolis home, this is the first time she's ever had to cleanup after a tornado.

"I'm not happy about it, but I'm alive," Moyer added.

Residents say the tornado touched down to fast, they had little to no warning.

"We heard the sirens about 20 minutes to half an hour later," said Margie Lessinger.

Crews are still out assessing the damage.

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