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Published July 11, 2011, 10:08 PM

Napoleon dog kennel damaged by storms

Napoleon, ND (WDAY TV) - An EF-2 tornado, with winds of 120-miles an hour, touched down south of Napoleon Sunday, damaging a dog kennel ironically named "Windy Acres."

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

An EF-2 tornado, with winds of 120-miles an hour, touched down south of Napoleon Sunday, damaging a dog kennel ironically named "Windy Acres."

Phil Rogers breeds and trains French Brittanys. He was outside yesterday afternoon playing with some of his pups, when a tornado came screaming over the hill. Rogers was only able to grab some of his dogs, before he ran for cover. As he sat in the basement, listening to the storm throw debris onto his home he feared the worst.

Phil Rogers – Homeowner: "When I came out and I was still in a 30-40 mph wind and I was just crying I thought I was going to lose my dogs and I came out and I was looking and there was no dogs and I looked to my left and there is five of them playing with pigeons, so God took care of them for me."

All of Rogers' dogs survived the storm, although, some of the kennels ripped apart. The storm damaged nearly 1,800 feet of cottonwood trees and tossed an empty 18,000 bushel grain bin nearly 500 feet.

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