Strib: Deadly tornado and its aftermath. From Paul Douglas‘ weather blog: “It was the worst metro tornado since 1981, maybe ’65. Half a mile wide, winds may have topped 125 mph.” He says without the 7-minute warning that was given, it could’ve been worse. (Joplin, MO, got nailed by the same system, that dropped 46 tornadoes across the Midwest.)

Red Cross: Provided shelter to 200 people overnight @ NE Mpls. Armory. (If you are concerned about friends and family on the North Side, call the Family Assistance Center at 651-268-8537.) The Salvation Army has also set up mobile kitchens in St. Louis Park, Fridley and the Northside.

e-democracy.org: Minneapolis community bulletin board reactions in the aftermath of the stormy weather, with input from city services and neighborhood groups.

PiPress: Storm photos gallery.

MyFox9: Rupert reports floats rumors of shootin’ and lootin’. (Minneapolis police @ 4 a.m., 5/23 had yet to report any shootin’ or lootin’.)

Update: The MPD emergency response plan for Monday, 5/23 [via Strib]. And the MPD emergency response policy manual.