Units responding found widespread destruction inside the RV Park. Preliminary reports indicate 28 injured civilians were treated at McKenzie County Hospital with at least three being flown by air ambulance. According to the sheriff’s office, arrangements were made for at least six others for further care as well. Some of the injured were treated and released, but the exact numbers are unknown at this time.
An estimated 170 people have been displaced by the storm, according to the American Red Cross, which is helping McKenzie County with an emergency shelter.
Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford, a Watford City native who was mayor of the city from 2010 to 2016, arrived there just before noon and has been meeting with local officials and displaced residents. Gov. Doug Burgum will arrive later today
Was this a shocking surprise? Not to anyone that has a brainwave pattern. Tornadoes have hit this trailer park annually:
this tornado injured 9, damaged 15 trailers https://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/north-dakota-tornado-prompts-safety-discussion/article_9cc8ab74-6e22-5613-b0c0-2c395d165d19.html
History has proven that tornadoes are magnetically attracted over hundreds of miles to the aluminum used in trailer homes. It's like sharks which can detect a drop of blood a mile away, in a trillion gallons of seawater.