Cleanup and recovery efforts continue in Taopi following late Tuesday evening tornado

Cleanup and recovery efforts are continuing in Taopi today after the town was struck head-on by an EF-2 tornado Tuesday evening.  KAUS News spoke with Amy Lammey, Mower County Emergency Director who gave an update on the situation from Taopi…

Lammey went on to state that every home in the community of approximately 60 residents was impacted in some way by the tornado…

Lammey added that the determination as to whether Mower County will qualify for a disaster declaration from the State of Minnesota could be made this week…

The LaCrosse, Wisconsin office of the National Weather Service surveyed the Taopi area Wednesday morning and determined that the EF2 tornado that impacted the town directly packed winds of up to 130 miles per hour, and they also determined that the tornado was on the ground for 7.3 miles.  Lammey is also asking for pictures to be shared to [email protected] for damage assessment, and for the latest information on the situation, including items that may or may not be needed in the recovery effort, you are invited to check out the Adams Area Ambulance, and/or the Taopi, Minnesota Facebook pages.  If you wish to make a monetary donation to the relief and recovery efforts in Taopi, you are invited to make your check payable to the Taopi Relief Fund, ℅ the United Farmers State Bank, P.O. Box 354, Adams, MN 55909. 

Monetary donations and gift cards can also be dropped off at the bank in Adams. 

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