State of the Arts Blog

Tornado sends Guthrie audiences for cover, closes Electric Fetus

No one can upstage Mother Nature. As a tornado swept through Minneapolis this afternoon, Twitter came alive with reports from local businesses. Among them, the Guthrie Theater twitterfeed states "Sirens sounding near the Guthie. Staff and audiences taking cover in the theaters."

Meanwhile Electric Fetus reports: "Ok, apparently @efetusmpls was hit by a tornado. We are dealing with it now. No one was hurt. FETUS IS CLOSED."

More updates as they come in...

Update at 2:50pm - Guthrie Theater now reports all is clear, and the theater is back to normal operations.

Update at 2:55pm - Electric Fetus reports: "Hey all - thanks for your concern. It came fast & furious. Fire trucks there now. Staff & customers sent home. Will update as we know more."

Update at 3:03pm - Electric Fetus: "Store is mostly ok btw. Window damage & damage to outer bldg. A few cars hurt & fence down."