EF 1 Tornadoes confirmed in Deer River and Cass County’s Poplar Township

Tree and power line work will continue in areas of Cass County hard-hit by Monday’s storm.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office said several townships and cities such as Lake Shore, Remer, Backus and Pine River, are reporting damages, especially in Poplar and Byron townships, where a radar-indicated tornado was reported.

Early estimates of Cass County damages are at least $120,000.

Roadways were clear as of Tuesday afternoon, but residents and visitors are reminded to use caution in these areas.

The National Weather Service Duluth Office confirmed late Wednesday that both Deer River and Poplar Township had EF 1 tornadoes Monday evening.

The tornado in Deer River had a path length of 2.5 miles with a maximum width of 150 yards.

The Poplar Township tornado had a 4.3 mile path length and maximum width of 500 yards.

An F1 tornado has wind speeds of 73 to 112 mph, and the types of damages can include homes pushed off foundations or overturned, moving vehicles pushed off the road, and destroyed garages.

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