24 years since tornado devastates Comfrey, St. Peter
ST. PETER, Minn. (KEYC) — Tuesday marked the 24th anniversary of the powerful storms that swept through southern Minnesota.
On that day in 1998, an EF-3 tornado ripped through St. Peter and an EF-4 struck Comfrey.
Two people died as a result of the storm, one 6-year-old from Mankato and an 85-year-old from Hanska.
Gustavus Adolphus College took the biggest hit from the twister. Over 2,000 trees were lost, and nearly 80% of the windows on the campus shattered.
Luckily, this all happened on a Sunday during Spring Break, avoiding countless casualties in the process.
In Comfrey, 75% of the structures in the town were damaged or destroyed, including the local K-12 school.
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