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Published June 17, 2010, 11:36 AM

Tornado levels home near Northwood

Northwood, ND (WDAY TV) - Severe damage just west of Thompson. A tornado touched down and completely leveled a couple's home just off North Dakota County Road 15, a few miles east of Northwood.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Owen Dahl and his wife Debbie were not in their house when the tornado touched down. Dahl says his daughter called him and said a tornado was near.

They got in their truck and drove a few miles away. Dahl said he and his wife were watching as the tornado destroyed their house. A shocking site indeed, emotions were not hard to find in that truck; mostly disbelief.

“You just can't believe it's happening even when you're seeing it with your own eyes. Darn mad, but that's the way nature works. And just darn happy the two of us were in the truck and away from it."

Dahl says many neighbors and friends have already offered a helping hand.