{{featured_button_text}}

The Woodlawn Cemetery’s staff is preparing for a lengthy process of restoring the cemetery to how it was before Wednesday’s EF1 tornado.

According to National Weather Service, the tornado might have included wind speeds of 95 mph and moved less than a quarter mile. The tornado was estimated to be 80 yards wide.

An early estimate of the damages is between $150,000 to $200,000. A tool shed was damaged by a large tree, and several headstones were knocked over. No mausoleums in the cemetery experienced damage.

City and state grants will be looked into for helping pay for repairs. Donations also are asked for to help pay for the costs.

You have free articles remaining.

Become a Member

Work was done on Thursday to help clear fallen trees.

Tim Leahy, Woodlawn Cemetery superintendent, said that the cemetery will be closed until it is safe for people to go in. Leahy said volunteers are not asked for at the moment.

To donate, visit www.woodlawncemeterymn.com.

Get local news delivered to your inbox!

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.
0
0
0
1
0

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.