Damage

Avera Behavioral Health Center Recovering From Storm Damage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Avera Health is starting to recover and slowly get everything back to normal after three tornadoes hit the city two weeks ago. A number of Avera’s facilities fell victim to the storm, including the Behavioral Health Center, which officials say sustained the most damage.  “There was debris literally everywhere within a half mile of here. There was…

City of Sioux Falls Responds to Tornado Damage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Folks around the Sioux Falls area woke up this morning to debris and destruction left behind by last night’s storm. According to the National Weather Service, three tornadoes hit the city’s south side around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. One of them crossed over 41st street, which is lined with businesses. All around Sioux Falls there’s damage to trees, property…

Lightning Strikes Mitchell Church

First Lutheran Church Damaged

Photo Courtesy KORN Radio MITCHELL, SD- An apparent lightning strike damaged the First Lutheran Church in Mitchell. Neighbors say they heard a loud boom Friday night during a storm as it rolled through the Mitchell area. Saturday morning neighbors discovered chunks of concrete and rock on the church grounds and in the street. Authorities’ surrounded part of the church with…

Governor Dayton to Visit Southwestern Minnesota Communities to Assess Recent Storm and Flood Damage

Governor Dayton, Senator Smith, and Congressman Peterson will visit Lyon, Murray, and Redwood counties to assess storm damage and meet with local community members

ST. PAUL, MN – On Friday, July 6, 2018, Governor Mark Dayton. U.S. Senator Tina Smith, and U.S. Congressman Collin Peterson will visit communities in southwestern Minnesota to assess flood damage caused by recent severe weather. Visits will include the City of Slayton, the City of Walnut Grove, the City of Balaton, and surrounding communities. Governor Dayton, Senator Smith, and…

Sioux Falls Native Shares Experiencing Hurricane Harvey

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls woman says she’s grateful to have her younger brother alive, after seeing the impact Hurricane Harvey left. Her brother, a Sioux Falls native says this is the worst storm Texas has ever seen and the damage left behind is going to take years to repair. “The most shocking and horrific thing, I have ever seen,”…

Hit And Run Crash In Sioux Falls Causes Thousands In Damage

Police Looking For Known Woman Suspect

Police say the driver involved in a hit and run crash in south Sioux Falls caused thousands of dollars in damage. According to police, the accident happened Sunday at around 9 p.m. Police say a woman driving a Yukon was traveling east in the westbound lane on Ralph Rogers Road, and then drove out onto Minnesota Avenue. The SUV then…

Residents Begin Clean-Up After Severe Storms

Strong Winds And Hail Hit Communities In Northeast South Dakota

CASTLEWOOD, S.D. — Around 3:30 Thursday morning, a severe thunderstorm charged through the Northeast part of South Dakota. Wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour and half dollar sized hail barreled through Castlewood. Once the storms passed, crews immediately began assessing the damage. Several building sustained major damage from the winds and hail. One of those buildings was the…

School Called off in Armour Due to Storm Damage

Photo Courtesy: Tyler MeiersArmour, S.D. – School has been called off in Armour today because of early morning storm damage. According to Mike Gillispie with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, damage was reported in the Armour area around 8:00 Monday morning. A wind gust of over 60 MPH was also reported near Parkston. According to Armour High School…