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Published May 23, 2010, 08:53 AM

Campers caught by surprise by severe weather

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) - The severe thunderstorms caught many people in the northern valley by surprise. Campers at the Red River State Recreation Area in East Grand Forks rode out the storm. Not without damage.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Winds took down tents and awnings on campers. Some people spent the day picking up debris.

“When the wind started picking up it did start getting a little ugly. Some of the women were scared. We were actually holding my awning down on my trailer. A couple of us guys were holding it down.”

Some campers left to go to hotels.

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