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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale F3
-- Length 19.5 Miles
-- Width 500 Yards
State SOUTH DAKOTA
County/Area BEADLE
WFO FSD
Report Source EMERGENCY MANAGER
NCDC Data Source PDS
Begin Date 2006-08-24 17:37:00.0 CST
Begin Location 2S WESSINGTON
Begin Lat/Lon 44.41667/-98.68333
End Date 2006-08-24 18:18:00.0 CST
End Location 2S WESSINGTON
End Lat/Lon 44.31667/-98.26667
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 2/0
Property Damage 15M
Crop Damage
Event Narrative A tornado, entering Beadle County from Hand County to the west, destroyed 8 houses, damaged at least 7 other houses, and destroyed or damaged numerous farm buildings. One of the destroyed houses and several destroyed small buildings were on a farmstead 2 miles south of Wessington, and five large high voltage transmission towers were blown down about 3 miles southeast of Wessington. A woman was cut on the neck at one farm southwest of Wolsey where the house and all other buildings were destroyed; the injury was not life threatening. The tornado tossed a car and 2 pickups up to 50 feet at the same farm. Another non life threatening injury occurred southeast of Wolsey, again on a farm where the house and all buildings were destroyed. Several vehicles were destroyed or damaged. The tornado killed 10 head of cattle at one farmstead just south of Wolsey. The tornado snapped off numerous power poles, caused widespread tree damage, and severely damaged a bridge where it crossed U.S. Highway 14. The tornado also caused crop damage, but the amount of crop damage was not known. The tornado dissipated one and a half miles southwest of Huron.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 2 15.000M 0.00K
WESSINGTON BEADLE CO. SD 08/24/2006 17:37 CST Tornado F3 0 2 15.000M 0.00K
Totals: 0 2 15.000M 0.00K