WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) – Authorities say a newborn baby has died after a tornado swept through a northwestern North Dakota town.
McKenzie County Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger says the one-week-old boy died from injuries sustained Tuesday morning after the twister hit the Prairie View RV Park in Watford City. The sheriff says the family’s trailer was flipped in the storm.
More than two dozen other people were injured.
The National Weather Service classified the tornado as an EF2 with wind speeds reaching 127 mph. Schwartzenberger earlier said the storm “devastated an entire community.”
County officials say the RV park is one of the largest such facilities to spring up during the oil boom. Over 120 structures in the park were completely destroyed and another 79 structures had moderate damage