A tornado destroyed a mobile home park, killing one person, and blew out windows in a nursing home and school, officials said Monday. At least 18 people were injured.

"This town is a mess. This town is a disaster," said Kevin Dean, a spokesman for the town's emergency operations center. "There's virtually nothing ... that hasn't been damaged."

Residents of the town's health center, which includes a small hospital and a 77-bed nursing home, were moved into corridors before the storm struck and no one was injured, said nursing director Carla Sletten.

Wreckage and fallen power lines blocked some streets after the twister Sunday night. Electricity was cut off to the entire city as a precaution, and authorities set up barricades to keep people out of the town. Generators were set up for the health center, and the school was closed Monday because of the damage.

Bonnie Fisher was visiting a friend in the mobile home park when the tornado struck.

"We heard the sound, which was just like a roaring train, and just as we were trying to get out, the lights went out, the windows shattered and the next thing we knew, we were down, and the trailer was on top of us," Fisher said.

A 57-year-old resident of the mobile home park, was killed, Dean said.

The community, 30 miles southwest of Grand Forks, has about 950 residents.