BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A weather system packing hurricane-force wind gusts has caused extensive damage and power outages in western and central North Dakota. The National Weather Service reported wind gusts of 77 mph at Garrison, 81 mph in Hettinger County and 93 mph in Williston on Thursday. The weather service defines hurricane-force as sustained surface winds of 74 mph or greater. The winds flipped a mobile home upside down in Williams County and toppled a wind turbine in New Town. Hundreds of power customers lost service. Most had been restored by Friday.

Lesser wind in Jamestown with the peak wind gust 58 mph, in Valley City it was 51 mph.