UPDATE: Sheriff Frietag says the National Weather Service has completed their investigation of the storm that went through the area just east of Geneva Tuesday night and believe the storm had 80 mile an hour straight line winds.
Damage survey this morning determined it was a downburst that hit just E & SE of Geneva MN late yesterday afternoon May 29, prior to 5 pm. Max wind speed was about 80 mph. Picture is of turkey barn. pic.twitter.com/FRAAaYXSWd
— NWS Twin Cities (@NWSTwinCities) May 30, 2018
GENEVA, Minn. – Power has been restored to the city of Geneva but the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday morning that power is still out for other residences outside of town.
“Utility crews are still working in the area and some roads are still barricaded east of Geneva. Please don’t drive around barricades because some power lines are still on the ground. Each barricade will be removed as soon as the lines are off the roadway,” the sheriff’s office said.
Sheriff Kurt Freitag says high winds whipped through the town around 5 p.m. Tuesday and snapped powerlines east and southeast of Geneva. Electrical lines were lying across some roads and barricades were put in place.