May 24th, 2010
09:21 PM ET

Tornadoes rip through South Dakota; no injuries reported

A series of tornadoes swept through northwest South Dakota on Monday, causing some damage but no injuries, according to police.

As many as five twisters touched down as the storm system crossed through the state, said Arlen Frankfurth, the police chief of Faith, a small town about 100 miles northeast of Rapid City.

At one point, the storm was bearing down on the rural community before turning and skirting it about 3 p.m.  (5 p.m. ET), Frankfurth said.

The roof of a barn was ripped off and several local camp sites were damaged, he said, but no injuries were reported.

Much of the state remained under a severe thunderstorm watch or warning Monday night, according to the National Weather Service, which warned that the line of storms moving through the state was capable of producing destructive winds of up to 70 mph.

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  1. diaryofatiredblackman

    Why is it that states like South Dakota, North Dakota, New Mexico, etc...only make the news for terrible natural disasters and women speeding along the highway in wheelchairs?

    May 24, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ruffnutt

    cause it's so boring there and thats the big news there.

    May 24, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Julie

    Come out to the ranch sometime and see how many stories are here. Not counting the one about us loosing a barn today.

    May 25, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  4. Sojo

    Its because 99.9% of the news is depressing, negative, or out of the ordinary news. Other states that don't get much news must be very nice, beautiful, and safe places to live.

    May 25, 2010 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  5. pauls bunyon

    Ill trade my barn for your wife? Do we got a deal?

    May 25, 2010 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
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  7. Winch

    Why anybody lives in tornado alley is beyond me. How many times do you have to see your barn fly away before you get fed up?

    May 25, 2010 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  8. Steve

    South Dakota isn't in tornado alley. Besides, every region has their distinctive possible natural disasters... why live anywhere?

    May 25, 2010 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Lizzie P

      Steve – South Dakota is in Tornado Alley!

      May 25, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |

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    May 25, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  10. leeeileen

    Commonly uncommon incident, disaster in its own.
    The is a tragic disaster, there has been a search engine set up to help search news topics

    May 27, 2010 at 5:05 am | Report abuse |
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