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2 tornadoes touch down in northeast South Dakota

August 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

ABERDEEN (AP) — Weekend storms spawned two tornadoes in northeastern South Dakota, one of which caused damage.

The National Weather Service says one tornado touched down Saturday evening about 7 miles west of Cresbard, but there were no report…continue reading on

W. Springs residents concerned over distribution of funds

August 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

WESSINGTON SPRINGS — Some residents affected by a tornado that ripped through Wessington Springs in June are frustrated because they believe having insurance will restrict some of their relief money.

Those who spoke during a Monday evening mee…continue reading on

Baseball bat auction nets $2,950 for Wessington Springs fund

August 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

A special baseball bat auction raised $2,950 for Wessington Springs disaster relief during the first-round of the South Dakota Class B state amateur baseball tournament Saturday at Cadwell Park in Mitchell.

The bat being auctioned off was a Majo…continue reading on

Where do we go? Homeless tornado victims turn to campers, apartments, hunting lodges

July 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. — Only moments after a tornado ripped through her neighborhood, Alicia Roesler stood on the street in front of her home with her two young daughters close by and saw the devastation for the first time.
“I think I was jus…continue reading on

South Dakota governor praises progress after damaging tornado: $45,000 raised for victims; Daugaard seeks federal aid

June 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. — Gov. Dennis Daugaard returned to Wessington Springs on Thursday to note the progress made in the tornado-stricken town and offer support for the town as it looks toward the future.
During a news conference inside the tow…continue reading on

Volunteers flock to tornado-damaged Wessington Springs

June 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

WESSINGTON SPRINGS (AP) — More than 100 people are helping clean up tornado damage in Wessington Springs, while state and federal officials are preparing to get a better handle on the damage.

Monday was the first day volunteers were allowed in…continue reading on

Wessington Springs cleanup continues; volunteers welcome

June 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

WESSINGTON SPRINGS — Gary Von Eye started in on the field of knee-high grasses, with errant shingles and insulation in front of him. In the distance, there was still tin from a building, hanging in a tree 15 feet in the air.

“This is a mess,” he …continue reading on

Tornado rips through South Dakota city

June 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. — John Berens was taking pictures with his iPad when his wife yelled at him to get to the basement.
He saw a white car across the street get lifted 6 feet in the air, and he knew it was time to take cover.
“It was just …continue reading on

SLIDESHOW: Tornado damage

June 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Tornado obliterates Nebraska town, killing child and injuring 16

June 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

(Reuters) – A swarm of tornadoes, some appearing two at a time, struck several farming communities in northeastern Nebraska on Monday, killing at least one person and injuring 16 others in one tiny town obliterated by a direct hit, officials said.

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