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Tornado damage Wednesday, June 18, 2014 in Wessington Springs, S.D. Mitchell Republic photo by Sean Ryan

Tornado rips through central S.D. town

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WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. -- Kim Christensen was driving his four-wheeler through Wessington Springs on Wednesday night, because he didn’t want to puncture a tire on his vehicle.

Wood, tin, nails and other debris -- the remains of homes and businesses no longer standing -- lay strewn throughout the streets, left in the wake of a tornado. Despite the structural damage, Christensen said the town’s people remained mostly physically unscathed.

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