Thunderstorms with high winds hit eastern SD

Associated Press Modified: August 4, 2012 at 9:30 am •  Published: August 4, 2012

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Thunderstorms carrying high winds caused widespread damage Friday night through a wide area of South Dakota.

National Weather Service meteorologist Jeff Chapman says winds in excess of 100 mph hit some areas like Conde, Redfield and Brentford. A tornado touched down briefly three miles south of Conde.

Some of the worst damage was in Sprink County, where Main Street in Redfield was blocked off for about 30 minutes because streets were flooded.

KELO-TV reported ( ) that power was knocked out Friday night in Castlewood because of downed trees and power lines, but power was restored early Saturday morning.

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