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Storms cause heavy damage in northeastern Montana

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PLENTYWOOD, Mont. (AP) - A National Weather Service team was visiting northeastern Montana Tuesday to assess the damage after back-to-back thunderstorms uprooted trees, downed power lines, damaged buildings and flipped small airplanes at the airport in Plentywood.

Sheridan County officials say three transmission lines were damaged by Monday's storms and power remained out Tuesday in Plentywood and Outlook as temperatures were forecast to reach into the high 90s or low 100s (36 to 39 degrees Celsius).

The sheriff's office said the Civic Center in Plentywood had power and air conditioning.

Photographer Taylor Ordahl told KULR-TV that the first storm lasted for about 15 minutes and a second one lasted about 45 minutes and dropped ping pong ball-sized hail.

Officials say no injuries have been reported.

The forecast calls for more severe weather Tuesday, with large hail and damaging winds.

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