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Sioux Falls Residents React To Overnight Storm

August 24, 2014, 9:55 PM by Leland Steva

Sioux Falls Residents React To Overnight Storm
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

"Woke almost the whole neighborhood up," Tialissa Horst said.

Now that they're awake, Sioux Falls residents are looking at the damage left behind by last night's storm. Shane Pickner was just about to fall asleep when the storm hit.

"Hearing that noise and coming outside and seeing the devastation that it did," Shane Pickner said.

The storm uprooted this tree and it fell into the street.

"Our tree over here was just going down and hit the car and kind of smashed it," Pickner said.

The tree landed on top of Pickner's roommate's car. The back window was smashed. Now their yard is a giant pile of debris after the city cleared the street of the fallen tree.

The fallen trees and branches also took out numerous power lines. Jim Wilcox of Xcel Energy says that between Harrisburg and Sioux Falls, there were reports of over 5,000 power outages

Tialissa Horst was working the overnight shift at this home for people with special needs when they lost power for half an hour. She was concerned after the front door was blown open during the storm.

"Hoping nothing got damaged too badly. From previous storms it's been pretty bad so I was kind of hoping for nothing like that," Horst said.

Pickner also hoped to not see much damage and even though his roommate's car, he knows it could have been much worse.

"It could have went and timbered the other way and into the house and right over by this area is our roommate's bedroom and we got a little area for our dogs that stay in there," Pickner said.

According to its website, the majority of Xcel customers had their power restored by noon.

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