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Tornado Touchdown By Humboldt Damages Farms

A tornado touchdown southeast of Humboldt, South Dakota is being blamed for damages to area farms.  High winds also downed power lines southeast of Humboldt on 457th Street.

The tornado, which touched down by Humboldt around 10:48 pm Tuesday, June 17th, damaged several buildings including a machine shed, silo and animal shelter at a dairy a mile and a half south of Interstate 90 on Highway 19.

Humboldt Storm
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Winds picked up this cow stock trailer and other pieces of debris and flipped it into the trees.

Humboldt Storm Stock Trailer
Steve/KIKN
Humboldt Storm
Steve/KIKN

Workers at the dairy are thankful for the assistance from the Humboldt Fire Department and emergency crews.

The tornado also damaged an acreage, along with the family home on the acreage, southeast of Humboldt.  No injuries were reported.  The Red Cross was available to help the family of the home that was heavily damaged.

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