Powerful Winds Cause Minor Damage In Western SD
May 1, 2011, 10:23 AM
RAPID CITY, SD -
Authorities say wind gusts of more than 70 mph on Saturday caused only minor damage throughout Rapid City and western South Dakota.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol says high winds flipped over a semitrailer on Interstate 90 near Kadoka. The patrol says the 51-year-old driver was taken to a hospital in Philip for injuries that were not life threatening.
The highest recorded area wind gust on Saturday was 77 mph near Buffalo. In Rapid City, gusts were measured at 61 mph downtown and 66 mph at the airport.
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