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Support and Reflection After Tornadoes Hit Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Weeks after the tornadoes hit Sioux Falls, support is still rolling in. City officials were surprised this week by a special pick-me-up from far away. 1,300 miles away in West Virginia, second graders at Skyview Elementary heard about the tornadoes. So they sent the city some hand drawn art. “Just wanted to send pictures and notes of support and…

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…

Taking a Break From Storm Cleanup

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s been a busy week of cleaning up for people in the Sioux Falls area. So one organization invited people to take a break and have some fun. On Sept. 14th, GreatLIFE held their block party for the grand re-opening of their bowling center Suburban Lanes. At the free event everyone got to bowl while enjoying hot dogs…

Extensive Flooding Causes Damage in Madison

MADISON, S.D- Heavy rainfall has caused extensive flooding across eastern South Dakota. In Madison they received almost 12 inches of rain over the past couple days. Neighbors off North Prairie Avenue in Madison are all pretty close. They get together for the fun times, but are also there for one another on the tough days. Water is flowing through the…

JazzFest Delays Saturday Start Due to Storm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Saturday’s storm in Sioux Falls caused JazzFest to delay its schedule. The event was supposed to start at noon, but it was pushed back to 3 p.m., so volunteers could clean up. Luckily organizers were prepared and had the stage, important electronics and gear covered with tarps. However, the wind did knock over tents and blew around items…

Digging Out of the April Snow Storm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-While many are staying warm indoors, some folks in Sioux Falls had to brave the snowy, cold weather Thursday. For Sioux Falls resident James Wright, snow days are some of his busiest. He was out scraping ice off his car to get ready for a days work. Wright drives part time for Bite Squad. “People order food because…

Sioux Falls Street Maintenance Prepares for Snow

SIOUX FALLS S.D.-  The roads are not going to be ideal to drive on, but the city of Sioux Falls is doing all it can to prepare. First they are mixing the sand. “Liquid calcium chloride with salt and what happens is when you put it down on the street it’s able to break down snow and ice. So it…

Snow Crews Racing to Clean Up Record-breaking Snow Storm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The big blizzard of 2018 may be over, but the real work is just getting started for snow crews. They’re taking on the tall task of cleaning up fifty miles worth of roads after a record-breaking snow storm. Sioux Falls saw 14 and a half inches of snow on Saturday with dangerous winds. Sioux Falls snow crews…

National Weather Service Monitoring Melting Snow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Even though the weekend snow storm is over, the National Weather Service still has their work cut out for them as well. The record-breaking snow made a big impact across South Dakota. By mid-April, the NWS is usually done dealing with snow-melt flooding. Now, they’re keeping an eye on temperatures for the next week or two…

Officials: Stay Home Unless It’s An Emergency

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls is expecting its worst April snow storm in 25 years starting Friday evening. “Please understand, Sioux Falls and South Dakota: we know what the heck we’re doing here,” said Mayor Mike Huether. City officials have a message – stay home and stay off the roads unless it’s an emergency. “There’s going to be appointments that…

Large Hail Damages Cars, Homes In Watertown

WATERTOWN, S.D. – It was a loud one last night as a line of severe thunderstorms moved across the eastern side of the state. For those in Watertown, hail bigger than golf balls fell from the sky, leaving some major dents on homes and cars. “Every hood is hit, one side is usually hit pretty hard,” says manager at Krantz…

Strong Storms Spawn Numerous Tornadoes In South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Strong storms spawned numerous tornadoes in South Dakota. There were no reports of injuries but some damage. The National Weather Service confirmed two tornadoes in northeastern South Dakota and received reports of several other unconfirmed twisters. Survey teams were heading out Wednesday to assess damage. The Capital Journal reports two cabins were destroyed nine miles south…

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…

City Of Sioux Falls Prepares For Major Snow Storm

Street And Utilities Manager: 'This is going to be wet.'

The City of Sioux Falls is gearing up for a major winter storm. Street crews are preparing for around a foot of heavy, wet snow with significant wind gusts in the mix. Street and Utilities Manager Galynn Huber says with the warm weather, city employees have been making sure the equipment is ready to go for snow. “The sanders, the…

South Dakota Livestock In Good Shape After January Storm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota livestock appear to be in fairly good shape despite some rough weather in January, particularly in the south. The Agriculture Department says in its monthly crop report that a large storm with heavy snow late in the month created difficult conditions for ranchers in southern areas, and there also was blowing and drifting…

Xcel Energy Crews Continue To Do Repairs Following Storm, Thankful For No Ice In SE SD

Xcel Energy says they’re still cleaning up from the storm, but they say outages in southeast South Dakota could have been a lot worse. Xcel Energy Community Relations Manager Eric Pauli said pointing to a leaning power pole, “This is a prime example of cleaning up.” Xcel Energy says their crews are keeping busy, now responding to non-emergency calls that…