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Flandreau Receives Wind Damage And Rain

May 6, 2012, 9:50 PM by Jon Berg

Flandreau Receives Wind Damage And Rain
FLANDREAU, SD -

Saturday's powerful storms wreaked havoc all across KELOLAND, including towns such as Madison. In Flandreau, the wind and heavy rain led to downed power lines, broken tree limbs and even some roofs being blown off homes and trailers.

Mother Nature packed a powerful punch in Flandreau Saturday. A few of the storms fell during the morning hours, but the biggest damage came after dark.

"The most extensive is the southwest of Flandreau," Emergency Manager Terry Albers said.

Saturday night's storm left some without a roof over their heads. Some small apartment units, along with the Big Sioux Baptist Church, all lost their roofs after wind speeds of up to 77 miles an hour blew through Flandreau.

"Thank God nobody was hurt. I haven't heard of anybody with any injuries or anything like that," Albers said.

But strong winds weren't the only thing that impacted Flandreau on Saturday night; heavy rain also fell in the area.

"A little over four-and-a-half inches of rain in that last amount of storms that came through the night," Albers said.

In fact, so much rain fell, the Flandreau City Park was closed due to flooding. It'll probably stay that way until the water goes down. And considering Flandreau is one of several cities that saw some of the worst severe weather last year, emergency manager Terry Albers hopes this is the worst the town will see this year.

"I'm hoping this is the end. I hope, you know, we can take some rain and stuff but no more of this really severe weather," Albers said.

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