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Possible Tornado Causes Damage In Montana

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TWIN BRIDGES, Mont. (AP) - Strong winds and possibly a tornado caused severe damage in Twin Bridges, uprooting trees and blowing the roof off at least one building.
    
Madison County sheriff's spokesman Steve DiGiovanna says a National Weather Service representative was expected to visit Friday to determine if a tornado touched down during Thursday afternoon's storm.
    
He says some falling trees damaged historical buildings, including the museum, and the roof was ripped off a veterinary clinic outside of town. He says an airport hangar was destroyed, a trailer was crushed by falling trees and a grandstand at the Madison County Fairgrounds was flipped over and destroyed.
    
DiGiovanna says someone took video of the storm and he witnessed what appeared to be a tornado funnel touching the ground.
    
The weather service reported 90 mph wind speeds in the area.

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