Tornado Hits South Dakota Town

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The National Weather Service says a confirmed tornado has hit a small town in central South Dakota.

Law enforcement in Wessington Springs reported the tornado went right "through the heart of town." It hit just before 8 p.m.

Homes and businesses have been damaged but no injuries have been reported. Law enforcement officials are doing house-to-house checks in the town.

Confirmed tornadoes also touched down nearby, outside the towns of Woonsocket and Alpena. Heitkamp says the extent of damages there was not immediately known.

Wessington Springs is about 125 miles northwest of Sioux Falls and has a population of about 1,000.

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