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Tornadoes touch down in South Dakota, storms roll across the state

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Courtesy: Tanner Thompson-Moad near Brookings Courtesy: Tanner Thompson-Moad near Brookings

A few tornadoes touched down as severe storms rolled across South Dakota Friday afternoon. The storms pummeled east and central South Dakota causing destruction in several towns.

Two tornadoes touched down earlier Friday afternoon, first in Tulare then in Miller. Later, a confirmed tornado was spotted 9 miles northwest of Willow Lake.

A tornado warning was also issued for southeastern Codington County, west central Deuel County and Hamlin County after a tornado was spotted near Hayti. That storm was moving northeast at 35 mph.

Golf-ball-sized hail was reported with both storms. After the storm passed by Tulare and Miller, Spink County Emergency Management reported flooding in the area. High wind speeds also knocked over semi-trailers in Huron and along I-29 near Bryant.

A Tornado Watch was issued for eastern South Dakota, western Minnesota and northwest Iowa until 10 p.m. 

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The Associated Press Contributed to this report.
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