A severe storm system tore through central and eastern South Dakota on Thursday afternoon and Thursday night, damaging buildings and vehicles, and downing trees and power lines. It left people stranded in their vehicles as dust storms rolled across the region. One fatality occurred in Sioux Falls as a result of the storm. A nursing home in Salem was destroyed, and the roof of another building was lifted.
Multiple Vermillion Fire and EMS units were dispatched during the severe thunderstorm. Units responded to a number of motor vehicle accidents on Highway 50. One accident required patient extrication. At least three patients were transported to Sanford Hospital, Vermillion, two with serious, non-life-threatening injuries and one with minor injuries.