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Strong Winds Rip Through SF Neighborhood

June 11, 2010, 5:01 PM by Brian Kushida

Strong Winds Rip Through SF Neighborhood
SIOUX FALLS, SD - The National Weather Service says damage in a southwest Sioux Falls neighborhood was caused by two microbursts during heavy rains that included winds of up to 100 miles an hour.  It left a path of devastation for several homeowners while leaving others without a scratch.  Now, many are trying to recover as they try to figure out what exactly happened.

All was quiet for Ted and Kim Poncelet early Friday morning when very strong winds blew into their southwestern Sioux Falls neighborhood.

"Like a freight train coming through," homeowner Nathan Kraft said.

Homeowners say it lasted only seconds, but the wind held long enough to derail several homes.

"We suddenly heard a loud bang and both the wife and I got up and noticed the wind was blowing through the spare bedroom window, and glass was all over. Pictures were blown off the wall," Poncelet said.

A chunk of roof was gone, and Poncelet couldn't see his camper.  It turns out the wind parked it next door. Meanwhile, other neighbors woke up to find similar results.

It's believed that strong winds blew through the front of one garage, then nearly busted right through the back.

Just doors down, Kraft found not only his garage collapsed on itself, but also a neighbor's boat went airborne and smacked the side of his home, not far from where his 2 1/2-year-old child was sleeping.

"It was unexpected. It was catastrophic," Kraft said.

Several homeowners say it's too early to tell just how much it will cost to make repairs after insurance kicks in. But many are thankful to still have a roof over their heads, even if it's not a complete one.

Other homeowners in the area say they slept right through the storm, and didn't know anything happened until neighbors rang their doorbell to check on them.

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