BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Josh Ide has seen plenty of storms during his four years living in Bloomington.
The system that roared through Tuesday night, however, was something different entirely.
"We thought it would miss us, be a little bit north of here, maybe some wind and rain, other than that we'd be ok," Ide recalled.
The first wind gust quickly changed his expectations. Ide, his wife and twin babies were hanging out inside their home when Josh heard what he described as a loud bang. He tried to open the front door and all he saw was tree.
"Really surprised to see the tree down, and the fact it was one of our big trees, to see that down was really surprising."
Ide quickly checked to make sure his wife, kids and the dog were alright, then grabbed the emergency claim number for his insurance agent. He is one of thousands across the Twin Cities metro that will begin working with adjusters to fix damage caused by swirling winds and hail up to the size of a tennis ball.
A tour courtesy of SKY 11 shows damage mainly concentrated in the western metro, in cities like Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Mound, Richfield and St. Louis Park, among others.
Damage to the roof of Josh Ide's Bloomington home is extensive, and repairs will likely relocate his family for a bit. He tells KARE 11's Bryan Piatt that he's just glad no one was hurt, and is ready to start working to make his residence whole again.
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