Friday, June 21, 2013
A 63-year-old woman has been killed in storms moving across the northern Plains and Upper Midwest.
Hamlin County, S.D., Sheriff Chad Schlotterbeck said the woman was hunkered down in the bathtub in her trailer on the east side of Lake Poinsett when a storm lifted the structure and dropped it to the ground. The storms brought tornadoes, strong winds and hail the size of golf balls.
Schlotterbeck said his county of about 6,000 residents was entirely without power Friday evening. The fire department was door to door to assess the extent of damage.
The storms moved into Minnesota and then were expected to hit Wisconsin.
Some of the most notable damage occurred around Lake Poinsett in northeast South Dakota. The lake is home to numerous summer cabins.