A tornado destroyed a farm south of La Broquerie Sunday night.
Jim Peters was baling hay just before 7:30 pm and watched helplessly as the funnel cloud lifted the roof and walls from his home. His pregnant wife Elsie was inside. R.C.M.P. report the tornado destroyed their home, machine shed, grain bins and other property in a matter of seconds. Peters rushed home to find his wife lying on the concrete foundation, having sustained only minor injuries. She was taken to Bethesda Hospital in Steinbach and kept overnight for observation. The damage estimate at the Peters farm is $200,000.00. Minor property damage was reported elsewhere in the La Broquerie/Marchand region along with numerous power outages.