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Published on June 07, 2017

Severe Weather Update

Update 3:40 p.m.

Altru has issued an All Clear for all our locations. According to the National Weather Service, several counties continue to be under a watch. Please continue to monitor weather conditions and seek safety as necessary. Thank you for commitment to safety for our patients, visitors and each other.


Update 2:30 p.m.

Grand Forks and East Grand Forks Altru locations have resumed normal operations.  Please continue to use caution as the storm evolves. Per the National Weather Service, the storm is moving east and those in the path should continue to seek shelter.


Update 2:27 p.m. 

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Grand Forks, Polk, Norman and Trail counties, in effect until 3:00 p.m.

At 2:12 p.m. CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Buxton, or 22 miles south of Grand Forks, moving east at 15 mph.


Update 2:05 p.m.

All patients, staff and visitors have been moved to safe locations. Altru is advising individuals to stay in safe locations. Altru’s Emergency Room is available for emergent care.


Update 2:00 p.m. 

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for north central Grand Forks County in effect until 2:45 p.m.

At 1:58 p.m. CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Poland, or 14 miles southeast of Grafton, moving northeast at 30 mph.

At 1:47 p.m. CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Buxton, or 20 miles south of Grand Forks, moving east at 15 mph.  

At 1:43 p.m. CDT, a severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes were located over Grand Forks AFB, or 16 miles west of Grand Forks, moving northeast at 30 mph.


Update 1:27 p.m. 

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning in effect until 1:45 p.m.

At 1:15 p.m. CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Arvilla, or 18 miles west of Grand Forks, and is nearly stationary. Expect damage to moble homes, roofs and vehicles. This dangerous storm will be near Grand Forks AFB around 1:45 p.m. CDT.