Serious Damage To Businesses And Homes In Wessington Springs Tornado


Photo Credit Bridget Muilenberg

Photo Credit Bridget Muilenberg

At least three businesses in Wessington Springs have sustained significant damage from a tornado that sliced through the Jerauld County seat Wednesday night. Public Information Officer Dedrich Koch  says he hasn’t seen damage yet in residential areas….


He says the tornado skipped across the city from the southwest to the northeast. At least 11 houses have been damaged or destroyed….


Koch says tornadoes in Jerauld County did damage in four locations….


The individuals rescued were sent to the hospital with minor not life threatening injuries. Officials are asking people who do not need to be in Wessington Springs stay away while clean up gets under way. 100 South Dakota National Guard troops are helping with recovery.


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