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Xcel Energy
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MiEnergy Cooperative
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People's Energy Cooperative
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(800) 214-2694
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Freeborn Mower Cooperative Services
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(800) 734-6421
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City of Austin, MN
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Taopi Power Outages Caused by Weather


April 12, 2022 - Tornado

This EF2 tornado formed southwest of Taopi and quickly intensified and caused significant damage in Taopi. Most buildings were damaged and 10 were destroyed. Cars were tossed, grain bins destroyed, and numerous trees and power lines downed. Two people were injured seeking shelter from the storm when they became trapped under debris. Just outside of Taopi, part of the roof was removed from a farmhouse, several outbuildings were damaged, and several head of cattle were missing.

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Leveled by an April tornado, Taopi is coming back to life | MPR News MPR News Play Twitter Facebook Mail Heart

Four months after an EF2 tornado ripped through Taopi, the tiny southern Minnesota town is seeing new foundations being poured and new roofs going up on homes. Residents say they have hope for their town’s future.

Aug 5, 2022

Tornado cleanup continues in Taopi, Minn.; residents expected to rebuild | MPR News MPR News Twitter Facebook Mail Heart

Cleanup continues in Taopi, near the Iowa border, after a tornado last week destroyed nearly half the homes in the community. Officials said 10 of the town's 24 homes are total losses.

Apr 18, 2022

EF2 tornado in Taopi? Storm reports still coming in | MPR News MPR News Twitter Facebook Mail Heart

A wild severe weather night across the Upper Midwest Tuesday.

Apr 13, 2022

Tornado causes major damage in southern Minnesota community | MPR News MPR News Twitter Facebook Mail Heart

Severe storms — including a tornado touchdown with estimated peak winds of more than 130 mph — wrecked homes and left two people injured late Tuesday in the southern Minnesota community of Taopi. "The whole town is gone, basically," one resident said as he surveyed the damage.

Apr 13, 2022

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Power Outage FAQs

What is Power Outage?

Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.

What Causes Power Outages?

  • Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.

What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?

  • Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
  • Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
  • Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
  • Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.

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Taopi, Minnesota

City Taopi
County Mower
State Minnesota (MN)
Country United States
Zip Codes 55977

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