hurricane

Swimmers Help Victims of Hurricane Michael

SIOUX FALLS, S.D-It’s been more than a month since Hurricane Michael devastated parts of the East Coast, and people are still cleaning up from the massive storm. One Sioux Falls group is doing their part to help out one of their own. The Sioux Falls Surge Swim Team dedicated their past meet to helping the town of Port St. Joe,…

Dealership Warns of Signs to See in Cars Damaged by Hurricane

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- The floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey and Irma left hundreds of cars submerged in water. The fear is those cars could someday make their way to used car lots in the Sioux Empire.  However, a Sioux Falls dealership says there are ways to tell if a car has been underwater. “Those vehicles should not be resold, they all should…

Local Red Cross Volunteer Helps In Houston, Shares Stories of Heartache And Hope

Organization Has Sent More Than 100 Volunteers From The Dakotas To Areas Hit By Hurricane Harvey, Irma

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– Since Hurricane Harvey and Irma hit, the American Red Cross has provided nearly 1 million overnight stays to victims. They have opened shelters in 8 states, as well as in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. More than 100 North and South Dakotans have answered the call for help as well. “It’s just natural for me to…

Florida Family Sends Children To South Dakota Ahead Of Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall in the United States over the weekend and wreak havoc in Florida. Many residents are desperately trying to evacuate the state, but one couple, with a South Dakota connection, is being forced to make tough decisions for their family. “It’s hard to prepare for doom when it looks like this out.” Kyle and…

Texas So Far Not Raiding $10B ‘Rainy Day’ Fund After Harvey

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Soaring costs from the Harvey storm are raising calls for Texas lawmakers to break open the state’s emergency piggy bank of more than $10 billion. Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick signaled Friday that lawmakers are ready to use the state’s rainy day fund in response to the devastation of Harvey. But how much will be spent…

South Florida Residents Told To Flee By Midnight

MIAMI (AP) – Florida Gov. Rick Scott is warning that residents in South Florida only have hours left to evacuate. Scott on Friday told residents from seven counties that they should leave by midnight or should not get on the road. “If you are planning to leave and do not leave tonight, you will have to ride out this extremely…

Meteorologists In Aberdeen Helping Irma Forecast

All eyes have been on Hurricane Irma as she continues to move closer and closer to the United States. Having already brought destructive and deadly winds as well as storm surge to portions of the Caribbean, in places like the Island of Barbuda. With nearly 100% of the island of Barbuda suffering destructive damage and 60% of the islands population now…

Understanding A Hurricane and Tropical Storms

From How They Form, To How They're Maintained and How They Break Apart

With the summer months and severe weather season coming to an end, a new season is beginning – hurricane season. With the Atlantic hurricane season starting from June and ending in November, the United States has already been hit by a major hurricane. Being the first major hurricane to make US landfall in over a decade, Harvey may have you…