Gov Noem calls eastern South Dakota storm damage, “unprecedented” (Audio)

May 13, 2022

Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Governor Kristi Noem says storm damage from border to border in eastern South Dakota is, “unprecedented.”

The governor was in Sioux Falls this morning for a joint news conference with Mayor Paul TenHaken to recap the violent thunderstorms and tornadoes that raced through the state Thursday night.

TenHaken confirmed one storm-related fatality in Sioux Falls, but did not release any other specific details.

Governor Noem says National Guard soldiers have been activated to assist with the cleanup in Castlewood, which was hit by a tornado around 6:00 p.m. Thursday.

Hear the governor’s full remarks by clicking below: