Damaging tornado hits Baker in SE Montana - KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana

Damaging tornado hits Baker in SE Montana

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A tornado hit the town of Baker in southeastern Montana on Saturday evening.

It happened at about 7 p.m.

At 7:07 p.m., the National Weather Service reported a confirmed tornado 10 miles east of Baker, moving northeast.

At this point, there have been no reported serious injuries.

Several homes have been destroyed or seriously damaged.

Just before 10 p.m., Amber Erickson shared the following information: "Police and fire department are out checking on everyone, red Cross is being setup at the Firehall or Longfellow school. Power still out on East side of Baker." 

Eastern Montana typically sees at least a couple of tornadoes every year at this time.

Last year, a small tornado hit near Sidney in Richland County in eastern Montana, injuring one person and causing damage; click here for details.

In June 2010, a tornado hit Billings, causing significant damage to the MetraPark facility; click here to see video.

Just weeks later, two people were killed when a tornado struck a family ranch near Reserve in northeastern Montana.

Click here for a list of Montana tornadoes recorded since 1950.

We will update you as we get more information.

Travis Hatfield shared this video of the Baker tornado forming:

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