Severe weather, tornado hits Sioux Falls overnight


SIOUX FALLS, SD — Officials say severe weather spawned a tornado in Sioux Falls, South Dakota causing significant structural damage throughout the city. The tornado hit the area late Tuesday night on the south side of the city.

An airport six miles from where the tornado hit reported a gust of 62 miles an hour.

The local hospital had part of it’s roof ripped off. One person is being treated for minor injuries.

Local officials advised residents to stay indoors after the storm because of all the downed power lines. Utility company Xcel Energy reported more than 10,000 people without power early this morning.

Officials warn of possible flash flooding after the area received between three and five inches of rain.

Officials say they won’t be able to assess all of the damage until daylight.

The Red Cross has established an emergency shelter at the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds. Anyone who needs a safe place to go can come to 100 N. Lyon Boulevard in Sioux Falls. For more information on the shelter and more, you can click HERE

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