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Storms move through the area causing damage and flooding

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Minn./Iowa (KTTC) -- A powerful band of storms moved through southeastern Minnesota Sunday afternoon, causing damage and flooding across the area.

Strong winds took down almost 40 trees on a property in Spring Valley. Severe thunderstorm warnings were in effect at the time.

Residents say they heard the winds picking up and when they couldn't see anything outside, they went into the their basement for protection.

When they came out of the basement they found destruction in their yard and counted 38 trees either uprooted or snapped off. Some of the trees fell on their tractors, but no one was injured.

In St. Charles a family farm is hit hard by storm damage. The Person's barn wasn't just torn up, the storm picked it up and moved it.

Even the portion of the barn that wasn't moved now has a sagging roof.About 57 years ago, a tornado moved across this farm and destroyed the site.

Flooding in Iowa is caused major problems on the roads. Emergency officials told us that Highways 9 and 18 were closed, as well as many gravel roads, due to flooding.

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