SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) – Thousands are without power in central and eastern South Dakota. 

In Sioux Falls, Xcel Energy is reporting 31 outages impacting more than 20,000 customers. The number has climbed as high as 19,000 as heavy winds continued to impact the area.

A powerful line of storm storms has left downed trees, flooded streets and many communities without power.

At 4:30 p.m., the city of Sioux Falls urged people to continue sheltering in place.

Outages range from Huron all the way to Sioux Falls.

Xcel Energy is also reporting 31 outages in the Salem area impacting 862 customers

More than 500 people are without power in rural Minnehaha County. 

Sioux Valley Energy is reporting 2,203 consumers are without power from an outage at 4:16 p.m. There’s also 191 without power in Brookings County. By 4:30 p.m., the number was down to more than 600.

In Turner County, Southeastern Electric Cooperative is reporting 70 consumers are impacted, while McCook County has 107. 

More than 900 are still without power in Huron, according to Northwestern Energy. 

3:50 p.m.

At 3:15 p.m., Mitchell was reporting power outages, according to NorthWestern Energy.

The South Dakota Rural Electric Association is reporting more than 100 power outages in Beadle and McCook County. There is also more than 100 without power in Sanborn County.

Excel Energy is also reporting some outages in southeastern South Dakota.

And as of 2:57 p.m. no travel was recommended in the city of Huron because of downed trees and power lines, according to the Huron Fire Department. Storm sirens were sounded in Huron roughly an hour ago.

There’s more than a thousand without power in Huron, according to reports at 3:50 p.m.

NorthWestern Energy is reporting multiple power outages in Harrold, Highmore, Miller and Wolsey. In Harrold, NorthWestern is reporting 411 customers are without power, while 238 are impacted in Highmore. 

On Twitter, NorthWestern Energy said it was aware of a power outage in the Huron area and crews would respond when it was deemed safe.

A tornado warning was issued with severe thunderstorm warning in Hand County around 1 p.m. 

The Hand County Sheriff’s Office said at about 1:45 p.m. that areas of the county were still experiencing 60 mph winds after the main storm had passed through the county.

The office said there were trees down and semi-trailer trucks overturned on roadways.

Reports of large hail have also come with this storm.

Baseball-sized and even larger hail was reported in Dewey County, the sheriff’s office said.

Vehicles, windows on residences, siding and roofs were damaged by the large hail, according to the sheriff’s office.

Storm warning sirens have been sounded in Huron in Beadle County, the Huron Fire Department said on Facebook.

A Huron resident said at about 2:22 p.m. that the sirens were still sounding.

You can also track the storms for yourself using a variety of resources from KELOLAND.

Check your KELOLAND Storm Tracker app for hour-by-hour forecasts, live radar information and get alerts when severe weather is in your area.  

We’re also active on social media so you can follow @KELOLANDWeather on Twitter for more timely updates or KELOLAND Weather on Facebook for big picture weather warnings. 

For your inner storm chaser, our live cams stream what’s happening live all over KELOLAND, so you can catch a glimpse of the storms from across the area. 

If you take photos of the storms or any damage, share them with us by emailing the pictures to or using #KELOwx on Social Media.