User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


77° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

SD Governor Sends National Guard To Wessington Springs

June 18, 2014, 10:40 PM by Jaine Andrews

SD Governor Sends National Guard To Wessington Springs
WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD -

Governor Dennis Daugaard has ordered 100 soldiers from the South Dakota National Guard to help with recovery and clean-up from a tornado that hit Wessington Springs Wednesday evening.

The tornado struck the Jerauld County community around eight o'clock, damaging homes, businesses and farms.

The State Emergency Operations Center which was activated on Tuesday to respond to flooding in southeast South Dakota, is coordinating state response to the tornado.

In addition to the National Guard personnel and equipment, state resources on the scene or en-route to Wessington Springs on Wednesday evening include:

• South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers
• A State Office of Emergency Management regional coordinator
• South Dakota Department of Transportation loaders with grapple hooks
• South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks conservation officers

Daugaard is asking citizens to stay away from the Wessington Springs area unless they have business or family there. The recovery tasks of clearing debris from streets and roads is expected to begin Thursday morning. According to crews on the scene, power lines are down in the community, and there may be broken gas lines.

Information will be provided on Thursday morning about volunteer opportunities, procedures and contact information.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored
 

You may also like

Jury Finds Annette Bosworth Guilty

5/27/2015 6:43 PM

A jury has found a former U.S. Senate Candidate guilty of perjury and filing false documents.

Full Story
Former Sioux Falls Teacher Sentenced To 15 Years

5/22/2015 11:04 AM

In February, Drueppel admitted she had a relationship with a student while working as a teacher at a Sioux Falls middle school.

Full Story
Shooting Death Investigation Underway In Brown County

5/27/2015 10:40 AM

An Aberdeen man is dead in what may have been an accidental shooting.

Full Story
Elementary School's Playground Destroyed By Fire

5/23/2015 5:14 PM

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue put out a fire on the playground of Hawthorne Elementary Saturday afternoon that damaged the school.

Full Story
Sioux Falls Stabbing

5/23/2015 7:10 AM

Police are investigating an early morning stabbing in east Sioux Falls.

Full Story


Events