Dozens were injured in a small North Dakota town after a severe storm packing wind gusts up to 59 miles per hour hit an RV Park causing "substantial damage" and "widespread destruction", including flipped and shredded RVs overnight Monday.
The Bismarck Tribune reports McKenzie County Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger says the one-week-old boy died from injuries suffered Tuesday morning after the twister hit the Prairie View RV Park in Watford City.
The baby's name has not been released.
Residents were being allowed into the park Tuesday afternoon.
A GoFundMe account set up for the couple shows more than 225 people had donated as of early Wednesday.
The McKenzie County Sheriff's Office reports at least 28 people were injured, three people were flown by air ambulance and at least six people are in critical condition.
Clifford Bowden, 37, was in his recreational vehicle when the storm struck. Schwartzenberger describes the setting as a "tornado scene" and says it "devastated an entire community". He says that for a while it felt like he was weightless.
A rescue operation is underway in Watford City after an early morning storm slammed through an RV park.
WATFORD CITY (KFGO/KEYZ/AP) - National Weather Service officials say a tornado caused the storm damage that ripped through a western North Dakota recreational vehicle park.
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North Dakota Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford, a former Watford City mayor who has a home in the city, and Gov. Doug Burgum surveyed the damage Tuesday and met with local officials and displaced residents. Sanford said the extent of the damage is "devastating and mindboggling, with RVs utterly flattened and destroyed".
The storm also uprooted trees, downed power lines and damaged other buildings.