Photos from after Wednesday night’s storm

I stumbled upon this overturned pickup while looking at a torn apart apartment building across the street. That’s when I knew this wasn’t just some little storm.

This is the first house I came upon that suffered nearly an entire loss.

The remains of someone’s home.

Perhaps my favorite picture of the entire ordeal. I was amazed that the clothes stayed in the closet while almost the entire frame of the house had been ripped apart.

I walked into the Reisenauer’s apartment with them as they showed me where they were sitting when the roof tore off.

These people were great to speak with. The man who lives in this house was in his kitchen when an camper came through the wall.

The guys in this SUV were in there when the back windows blew out. They said they promptly jumped out of the car and began running for safety.

This didn’t tone well, but it’s a street entirely blocked by downed trees. Down the street is Highway 22.

I couldn’t believe how some things remained and some things were destroyed. The frame of hte house is bent, there’s wood and debris covering the entire yard, yet the basketball hoop is still hanging, as are the bicycles in the garage even though the cars were moved several feet.

These trees in Al Meier’s yard were uprooted from the storm. Luckily, that’s about the extent of the damage the Meier’s suffered.

Greg Wilkinson stands next to what remains of his home in south Dickinson.


The banner picture of what the second field at Gress Softball Complex looked like on Thursday evening. Ryan Nelson of Dickinson Parks and Recreation said that the Miller Lite softball tournament has been canceled, all softball through next Thursday has been canceled (at least), and they hope to organize a softball clean-up effort sometime soon.

All the fences have leaves and trees blown up against them like this.

Passersby walk next to the second diamond.

More of the second diamond.

One of the canopies was completely destroyed by a tree.

A closer shot of the bleacher that destroyed the second diamond’s fence.

A closer look at the destroyed canopy.

The big tree that looked over the outfield on diamond three was uprooted.

More damage along the fence at diamond three.


Author: Dustin Monke

Former newspaper editor. Now I market the best baked goods and donuts in America. But every once in a while, I write a cool story too.

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