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Homeowners Remember Wessington Springs Tornado

June 19, 2014, 10:00 PM by Hailey Higgins

Homeowners Remember Wessington Springs Tornado
WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD -

Homeowners in Wessington Springs are now sifting through their damaged homes to see if anything valuable survived the twister.

Roofs are missing, trailers are unrecognizable and homes are all but gone in Wessington Springs. Hundreds of family members pick up what Mother Nature destroyed in this tight-knit neighborhood.

Connie Barber and her husband ran for the basement when they saw the tornado hit their neighbor's home.

"We heard this great bang, and then all heck broke loose and everything just started flying," Barber said.

The roof is gone, walls are missing and the home is torn to pieces. Where they sit, a branch sticks straight out of their living room wall.

Down the street, Janice Bender and her neighbors were also hunkered in the basement.

"We think our house picked up and sat down," Bender said. "It was a terrible popping noise and debris kept falling and this is what we came out to."

Bender now stands where her garage used to be. She says she's lucky, her other neighbors don't even have clothes for their four young children. 

Currently, the National Guard and the Highway Patrol are preventing anyone but family members of homeowners to come in and help clean up. Volunteers might be able to come in as early as Saturday.

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