KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

October Tornado Damage In Union County



Bookmark and Share

The National Weather Service has confirmed that three separate tornadoes touched down in Union county on Friday night around 7 p.m.

One touched down one mile southeast of Jefferson, and the second crossed the Missouri River in both Dakota and Union Counties. The third hit near a cattle feedlot on I-29 just south of Jefferson. All were EF1 tornadoes.

Thankfully, no injuries were reported in Union County. However, residents  were not exactly prepared for a tornado in the first week of October.

"It's a real strange phenomena," said Jefferson resident, Dale Parker.

As one side of the state trudges through more than four feet of snow, the other side is recovering from a tornado.

"It's like my son said dad all you need now is an earthquake," said Parker.

Dale Parker was enjoying his Friday night at a local theater when the tornado hit. But the real show was taking place right outside his front door.

"One of the big trees got twisted around so much that it landed, flew north, and it landed in our bedroom," said Parker.

Dale's punctured roof is just an example of the damage done in the Jefferson community of Wynstone. He estimates nearly 70 percent of the homes in the area experienced some level of damage from the 100 MPH winds.

"If you look around, you'll see the trees laying down in the background. So it was quite forceful," said Parker.

However, some Wynstone homes escaped the storm with nothing more than broken tree branches.

"We figured we were going to see daylight when we walked up the steps. That the damage was going to be great enough, and the wind and the sound was great enough. We felt extremely lucky when we saw that the house was intact," said resident Mark Andhony.

Mark and his family say the sound of the storm was enough for them to assume the worst.

"It was just a constant roar for what seemed like five to ten minutes," said Andhony.

Now that the dust has settled, Wynstone residents spend their Saturday pitching in, and cleaning up.

"All the relatives, friends, neighbors, it's been a combined effort," said Parker.

A combined effort that should have the Wynstone community back to normal in no time.



< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

SD GOP Reacts To Dem's EB-5 Claims

Just hours after the South Dakota Democratic Party held a press conference ...

SDDP Attorney: Why Was Corruption Allowed To Spread?

The South Dakota Democratic Party is once again asking for ...

Pat O'Brien Signs New Memoir In Sioux Falls

Legendary broadcaster Pat O'Brien made an appearance in Sioux Falls Thursday. ...

Inmate Charged With Murdering Convicted Killer  story with video  Sep. 18

Jackson County Sued Over Indian Voting Issue  Sep. 18

Take A Peek Of The Completed Events Center   story with video  Sep. 18

MN Man Dies In Motorcycle Accident Near Milbank  Sep. 18

Wind Cave Offering Free Tours Sept. 27  Sep. 18

Economy Remains Slow In Rural Parts Of 10 States  Sep. 18

Clowns Race Bikes For United Way  Sep. 18

Huron 7th Grade Teacher Arrested  Sep. 18

SF Downtown Beating Sparks Reactions  story with video  Sep. 18

Inmate Indicted For Homicide At State Prison  Sep. 18

Winning Powerball Tickets Sold In 2 SD Cities  Sep. 18

Polls Open In Historic Scottish Independence Vote  Sep. 18

NW Iowa Jailer Fired, Accused Of Harassment  Sep. 18

The Daily Scoop: 9-18-2014  story with video  Sep. 18

Prehistoric Fish Re-Entering Big Stone Lake  Sep. 18

Absentee Voting For General Election Opens Friday  Sep. 18

Texas Roadhouse Shares Tailgating Tips  story with video  Sep. 18

'Hagar' Cartoonist Writes Kids Book About SD  Sep. 18

SF Man Punched After Speaking Out  story with video  Sep. 17

SF Police Detonate Suspicious Package   Sep. 17

Could You Pass the U.S. Citizenship Test? SD Students May Have To  story with video  Sep. 17

Tragic Accident or Murder? It's Up To Jurors  story with video  Sep. 17

Former Viking Reacts To Peterson Case  story with video  Sep. 17

FBI & IRS Agents Search Canton Businesses & Home  Sep. 17

Goodbye Ice & Rec, Hello Scheels IcePlex  story with video  Sep. 17

Enterovirus 68 Confirmed In Minnesota  Sep. 17

KDLT News Archive
     

SF Man Punched After Speaking Out  story with video

A typical Saturday night out in downtown Sioux Falls was coming to an ...

Huron 7th Grade Teacher Arrested

A 7th grade teacher in Huron was arrested after allegedly having ...

FBI & IRS Agents Search Canton Businesses & Home

The FBI raided at least two businesses and a home in ...

Tragic Accident or Murder? It's Up To Jurors  story with video  Sep. 17

Could You Pass the U.S. Citizenship Test? SD Students May Have To  story with video  Sep. 17

Former Viking Reacts To Peterson Case  story with video  Sep. 17

Inmate Indicted For Homicide At State Prison  Sep. 18

Goodbye Ice & Rec, Hello Scheels IcePlex  story with video  Sep. 17

KDLT News Archive
     

Treinen another solid start for Washington  story with video

Former SDSU pitcher Blake Treinen had another solid start for the Washington ...

Jacks can't overlook Beef Bowl opponent  story with video

After losing at Missouri to start the season the ...

Brookings RB's tough to stop!  story with video

The Brookings Bobcats are off to a perfect start and are ranked at the top of the ...

Nelson feels Riders still solid with new QB  story with video  Sep. 18

6 goals for Johnson leads DWU women to big win  Sep. 17

Dordt beats Mustangs in Sioux City  story with video  Sep. 17

Vikings wanted to "get it right" with AP  story with video  Sep. 17

Eades has tough decisions ahead  story with video  Sep. 17

Scheels Plays of the Week from September 8th-14th  story with video  Sep. 17

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top