One injured as tornado tears through So. Dakota town

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Wessington Springs, ND, United States (NewsBahn) – Nearly a dozen homes were rendered uninhabitable and three businesses were also destroyed as a tornado ripped through a small Jerauld County town late Wednesday.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning at 7:25 p.m. and the weather event happened about 20 minutes later.

Jerauld County State’s Attorney Dedrich Koch, the disaster mitigation team spokesman, said only one person was treated for injuries at the local hospital.

“At this point, what we’re doing is we’re organizing for tomorrow. We are securing the damaged areas tonight, locking those down,” Koch said. “We’ll assess damages and worry about cleanup in the morning.”

Wessington Springs is located 125 miles northwest of Sioux Falls and nearly 1,000 residents reside there.

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