RED WING -- A 23-year-old man from out of state was struck by a tree limb while tubing on the Cannon River and was later pronounced dead from his injuries at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.
Cameron Nodes, 23, Colorado, and formerly of Hugo, Minn., had moved off the river to seek shelter, according to the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office. The tree came down on top of him around 5:30 p.m. Aug. 8, 2020, during the storm that swept across the region.
Among the hardest hit areas that Saturday was Goodhue County. U.S. Lock & Dam reported .89 inches of rain fell that evening and the storm produced gusts of 47 mph.
Homes along Pine Street in Cannon Falls suffered flooding and there was at least one fire. The American Red Cross reported Sunday morning the nonprofit was assisting three families -- six adults and three children.
In Red Wing, city crews used backhoes to push downed tree limbs to boulevards while residents dragged smaller branches to help clear streets and driveways Saturday evening. The cleanup began Sunday morning as people started chopping up the limbs for eventual removal.
Xcel Energy reported 50 separate outages still affected 2,437 customers in Red Wing at 8:30 a..m. Sunday, plus scattered outages in Cannon Falls, Frontenac, Lake City and Pepin. Power was restored that day.
Red Wing collection
As a result of the storms, the Solid Waste Management Campus located at 1873 Bench St, will accept storm-damaged trees and branches at no charge Aug. 10-15.
The hours for free storm damage disposal are:
• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays
• 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
Public Works Crews will begin collecting storm-damaged branches and trees in the downtown area on Monday morning and will continue throughout the city. We anticipate storm damage cleanup will take approximately a week. We ask that residents have all materials placed on the boulevard and ready for collection as soon as possible.