Tornado damages convention center where the ELCA is meeting

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Bishop Mark Hanson told attendees at the churchwide assembly this afternoon that a tornado had damaged portions of the roof of the building in which they are meeting this week.

He said the tornado touched down on the south end of the Minneapolis Convention Center in downtown Minneapolis..

The session going on at the time was not significantly disrupted, though sirens did sound and several announcements were made regarding the hazardous weather.

Hanson told the faithful that the steeple of the Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis was also damaged.