Garretson Straight-line Winds

We visited the mayor of Garretson, SD to view the damage done to his town by the wild weather of the prairie. 100+ mph straight-line winds are said to be responsible for the destruction in town, which even included homes with roofs blown right off the walls! All the footage has been donated to the town’s historical society through the mayor’s office.

See some highlights from our day at Keloland.com:
http://www.keloland.com/newsdetail.cfm/a-look-from-above-garretson-summer-storm-damage/?id=181688

Delmont Tornado Aftermath

We participated in a clean up effort in the tornado-ravaged town of Delmont, SD. Only a few days previous on Mother’s Day, a category EF2 tornado completely destroyed half of the already tiny town. In the way only a tornado can do, the havoc was complete. One of the only salvageable items we saw was a photo album cast in the mud. Photographs—they’re the only things that remain to remind us of what once was. It strikes us as a miracle that no one was killed, because, from the looks of it, everyone in the path of this twister should not have survived due to the sheer scale of the destruction wrought there. We will donate all our footage to the town for their historical society.