JEFFERSON, SD -
For those that were there, it only lasted ten minutes at the most, but they were the longest ten minutes of their lives.
You are looking at damage from what is being called an EF1 tornado.
As many were packed in their basement, they heard the tornado go through the area above them, sounding like a freight train. After it was all done, they saw all that was left behind.
Trees were blown everywhere with piles in some yards up to eight feet high. A nearby barn was nowhere to be seen.
The sides of garages were blown in, and shattered glass was sent straight into the walls.
One man who owns a farm near the community was driving through and eventually was trapped by a tree.
He decided to ride out the storm in the car as a tornado passed nearby.
"My wife was with me and she was scared to death, she didn't know what the outcome was going to be. She was like ' Go somewhere!' but there was nowhere to go," Mike Dailey said.
One of the bright spots to come out of this chaos is the unity the community is showing, with everyone helping each other in the cleanup process.
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