Governor Kristi Noem visited Burke after 100 mph winds and baseball-sized hail ripped through the community. Her office provided these photos.

  • The Civic Center was destroyed. This was owned by the city and used for community events. It was used for some school events, but is not essential to school operations.
  • The Fire Department has power. The hospital’s generators kicked in. The hospital is operational.
  • The school sustained extreme damage. Some areas will not be ready for the start of the school year. Four area churches will be used for classrooms.
  • Power lines are down across town, but power crews are working to restore power.
  • Two injuries were reported. Both men are in stable condition.
  • There has been constant communication between state and local agencies since the storm hit. Agencies stand ready to help as the response continues.

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