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Deadwood Shoveling Out After Storm

August 3, 2010, 10:23 PM by Austin Hoffman

Deadwood Shoveling Out After Storm
DEADWOOD, SD - A hail storm in Deadwood Tuesday turned Main Street into an eight-inch river, flooding many of the businesses in its path.

It all happened in less than 45 minutes. Before the storm, it was a warm summer day, but afterwards it looked more like the middle of March. Even though it wasn't snow, locals are calling it Christmas in August.

"Tremendous amount of hail in a very short period of time, did some major street flooding around town, flooded several basements on main street," Ken Hawki, Lawrence County Assistant Emergency Manager, said.

Hawki said the 911 system was also flooded.

"Major calls for flooding, for alarm activation in the majority of the casino because of the water shorting out their security systems, which is going to happen when you get that much water, basements, electrical panels, just one right after the other," Hawki said.

He said the most urgent call was when a lower level window broke out at Iron Horse and filled the basement with four feet of hail.

At first it was feared that people were trapped under all the hail, but fortunately, everyone made it out.

One parking garage had nearly two feet of water in it. There were drains, but Hawki said they were plugged by debris.

He now hopes for a quick clean up.

"Oh I think in 2 - 3 days you won't even know it happened, it's that time of year where everybody's gotta get cleaned up and get going," Hawki said.

Officials at Iron Horse said they will be open and ready for business by the time the Sturgis Motorcycle rally begins next week.

No one was hurt in the storm.

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