Throughout Sunday's storm and its aftermath, Patch sites in local communities covered everything—through text, video and photo galleries—from the to efforts to volunteer efforts to help those hardest hit.
In St. Louis Park, where the tornado first touched down, Patch wrote about initial , as well as a . The next day, residents told their as .
In Golden Valley, people told of hiding in basements as . The next day, still dealing with some , Patch showed the extensive damage to and .
Fridley suffered e on the evening of the storm, which tore .
As we started to get a better idea of the , people from across the state on North Minneapolis. Minneapolis also declared a , and legislative leaders of both parties said they were willing to call a . U.S. Sen. the hardest-hit communities, vowing to convince FEMA to provide assistance.
In most places hit by the storm, people quickly started clean-up, collecting and on their own, a process that will still take a while in some areas. Authorities urge people to donate to the Red Cross or Minneapolis Foundation.