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(WATFORD CITY, N.D.) — A tornado struck a workers camp in North Dakota’s oil patch on Monday, injuring nine people — one critically — and destroying at least eight trailers where workers had been living, an emergency management official said.

The twister touched down at around 7:50 p.m. at a camp about five miles south of Watford City, in the west of the state, and about 30 miles southeast of Williston, the city at the heart of the state’s oil boom.

The tornado churned across farmland.


Tornado captured by Jill Helmuth 7 miles south of Watford City, ND. #FirstWarn #NDWx #tornado pic.twitter.com/Q9f152vcS0

— Josh Kadrmas (@ndtstorm) May 27, 2014


The twister brought heavy winds to the area.

Rain and hail pounded the region, too.

The tornado threatened nearby property, including vehicles.



Following the storm, a more promising sight emerged — a rainbow.


This is what follows the storm! #watfordcity #tornado #rainbow pic.twitter.com/gjjdqvCV1Y

— Tracy Ragan (@got2bhappy) May 27, 2014


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