Last week as I traveled thru Plentywood and Scobey, one big topic of discussion was the proposed closures of the ports between Northeastern Montana and Canada. The reduction in hours on our northern border port facilities is of particular concern to Montana farmers.
For those of you who caught Aaron Flint's interview with Bonnie Simon from KATQ radio in Plentywood on "Montana Talks"- she mentioned that one Plentywood family lost their entire house in the storm. A fundraiser has now been started to help the family.
The National Weather Service has confirmed a likely EF-1 tornado touched down Monday evening in the south end of Plentywood, however, most of the damage in the area came from macro-bursts with winds of up to 120 miles an hour. Q2 reports that some of the highest wind speeds were recorded at the Plentywood Airport, where 8 hangars were totally destroyed and 10 small aircraft were damaged or destroy