Not sure how extensive this got covered nationally, but anybody here hear about that City that got hit by 3 Tornado's?
I live in that city.
Didn't honestly know what was going on... phone warning went off, but it does that all the damn time, went to TV to see what they where covering when BAM, lights went out. It's like 'ehh, it'll be back on in a minute'. Course with no background noise from TV or Youtube I really got to hear the wind howl, the rain beat down, and the trees bend. My grandpa and I where looking in the backyard trying to make sense of what was going on... in time to watch a neighboring tree split and take out the landline. Then it's like 'well... I guess it WON'T be back on in a minute'. Stayed up to watch the light-show and torrential downpour... but honestly who could relax with all hell breaking loose. Plus, had to find flashlights, a radio, and the cat. We only had my walkman to work with... and the cat hid downstairs behind the couch. Smart cat.
Didn't even know the full scope of what happened until morning, First my mom called us at 4... which is 3:00 her time... freaking out about a Tornado, then we listened to the Mayor on my walkman, then I navigated my way to work to charge up our cell-phones and got the local news. So yeah, aside from scattered home damage and uprooted/dismembered Trees, the Heart Hospital got maimed (that's the first thing you see on the video), but what got the most attention was what happened to the Auto-store. Completely destroyed. Apparently one of them touched down, skidded across the roof of the building complex next door, inflicting significant damage to Joann fabric, a Pizza Ranch, the Pancake house, and completely destroying a Sports bar BEFORE it hit the Auto store.... and went back up. Surprisingly it didn't do anything to the Warhammer store (I guess it knew better than to mess with the Ultramarines). The aftermath did a substantial amount of property damage as it side-swiped the surrounding neighborhoods. Downed trees, blown-out or mangled business signes, One auto-loan place's sign was twisted around like a corkscrew. Thankfully... there were no casualties.
Luckily the worst we got was a bent eavestrough and power/landline loss. Power was back within 20 hours, City came and helped us clear out the backyard, and the Landline was re-connected this mourning. I have heard of homes that got hit harder, being completely destroyed.
Over the years I come to believe there are other residents of Sioux Falls on the board, I hope their safe.