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Published June 17, 2010, 12:00 AM

Photo gallery: Reader-submitted images from Thursday's tornadoes and flooding


A funnel cloud begins coming down about 1 to 2 miles south of Jason and Bethany Plutowski's home, four miles south of Warsaw, N.D. It was taken about 5:40 p.m. Thursday. "It went back up into the cloud when it was right over our house. We were on the porch facing south," Bethany Plutowski writes. Jason Plutowski / Special to The Forum



Bethany Plutowski

  • A funnel cloud begins coming down about 1 to 2 miles south of Jason and Bethany Plutowski's home, four miles south of Warsaw, N.D. It was taken about 5:40 p.m. Thursday. "It went back up into the cloud when it was right over our house. We were on the porch facing south," Bethany Plutowski writes. Jason Plutowski / Special to The Forum<br /><br /> <br /><br />Bethany Plutowski
  • A view from south Moorhead at about 9 a.m. Ariana Bjornstad / Special to The Forum
  • A threatening funnel cloud near Thompson, N.D. Leann Larson / Special to The Forum
  • A truck sets overturned on a sidewalk in front of Wadena-Deer Creek High School on Thursday. Kevin Cederstrom / Special to The Forum
  • A low storm cloud streaks the sky southwest of Felton, Minn., Thursday morning. Justin and Sarah Okeson / Special to The Forum
  • "This was south and west of our farm just outside of Hope, it continued northwest. We had no damage to our farm, just lost power for about 2 1/2 hours because it took out some power lines south and west of us," writes Kasey Ann Cole of Hope, N.D Kasey Ann Cole / Special to The Forum
  • A tornado forms southwest of Mayville, N.D., about 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Ashley Bradley / Special to The Forum
  • Image from Wadena, Minn., after a tornado Thursday. Jeff Andersen / Special to The Forum
  • Image from Wadena, Minn., after a tornado Thursday. Jeff Andersen / Special to The Forum
  • An image taken at 9 a.m. Thursday near Highway 26 about 15 miles northeast of Moorhead. Sarah Kauffman / Special to The Forum
  • An damaged Explorer in Wadena, Minn. The windows were blown out during the tornado about 5 p.m. Nate Erickson / Special to The Forum
  • Drivers try to navigate flooded streets Thursday near Eastwood Elementary in West Fargo. Kay Brown / Special to The Forum
  • A tree damages a home Thursday near Kragnes, Minn. "And this tree was our big beautiful shade tree on the west side of our house. It came crashing down around 9:30 this morning, and went through the storm window on the outside. Then the other side of it just split and fell while we were all watching.  I took the photos as it also wrecked part of our roof," writes Kara Susag. Kara Susag / Special to The Forum
  • "Here is a picture of my daughter, Madilyn, holding quarter size hail that fell in Grand Forks Thursday evening." Josh Lee / Special to The Forum
  • A view Thursday night from Highway 108 near Pelican Rapids, Minn. "As we had a tornado warning going on I took this photo of a storm cloud dumping heavy rain onto South Lake Lida." Jose Medina / Special to The Forum
  • An image taken outside of Moorhead about 8 a.m. Thursday. Kent Kolstad / Special to The Forum
  • This is a picture close to the farm that was destroyed by Thompson/Northwood on a neighbor’s farm.<br /><br />Reader Photo: Jennifer Bolgrean
  • Here is the aftermath of the tornado that struck the Wadena, MN area on June 17, 2010. This tornado struck while I was eating at McDonalds in Wadena and we all end up taking shelter in the frezzer.<br /><br /> <br /><br />Reader Photograph: Jason Trosvig
  • This is another pic of a seperate tornado that came through near Bluffton, MN on June 17, 2010. I was planning to pull over on Hwy 10 on my way to Wadena, since I could not see anything. When I pulled over on County Road, 143, then as the rain weakend, all I saw, charging towards me, was a roating band of precp and debries, which was hiding an oncomming tornado. I panacked and hit the gas and ran on high speeds down a local road, (340th Street) to get out of its path. I was close to being picked up. When I got to MN Hwy 106, I turned around to see what happened, there were trees uproated, and powelines down, and significant damage to the railroad crossing on Hwy 143. Its an experience that I will never forget.<br /><br /> <br /><br />Reader Photo: Jason Trosvig
  • Hey Fargo Fourm, here is a pic of a funnel cloud that I caught near Perham, MN. I believe that it touched down near Detroit Lakes Minnesota on June 17, 2010. This was before the events that occured in Wadena and Bluffeton.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> <br /><br />Reader Photo: Jason Trosvig
  • Images of Sheyenne Park Place, West Fargo - water over the curbs in cul-de-sac<br /><br /><br /><br />Reader Photo: Carol Cwiak
  • Images of Sheyenne Park Place, West Fargo - water over the curbs in cul-de-sac<br /><br /><br /><br />Reader Photo: Carol Cwiak
  • This photo was taken on Thursday around 3:30 Northeast of Flom, MN. John Nysetvold, Twin Valley shot this picture with his cell phone. He was trying to avoid the tornado but then ran into hail which cracked his windshield and left hail dents.<br /><br /><br /><br />Reader Photo: John Nysetvold
  • "On the picture there looks like a bunch of fingers on it.  The one that hangs down on the far right turned into a tornado that touched the ground for about 5 minutes. At the same time he was taking this picture there was another funnel cloud forming on the other side of the road," writes Ann Zaun, of this photo her brother Jeremy Zaun took Thursday afternoon about five miles west of Cooperstown, N.D.