- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - An oil patch worker camp hit by a tornado in western North Dakota was a relatively small one, with only 15 trailers.

Emergency Manager Jerry Samuelson says some in McKenzie County have hundreds of trailers - and he says it’s lucky one of those wasn’t hit. He says there could have been way more than the nine injuries reported at the camp that was hit Monday night, and a lot more damage.

Target Logistics is the largest crew camp operator in North Dakota’s oil patch, with more than 5,000 workers in nine facilities.

Company spokesman Travis Kelley says a weather radio is monitored by staff at each facility. If a tornado is reported in the area, workers are encouraged to come to centrally located common areas that have more protection.

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