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Authorities assess damage of deadly SD storm

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Authorities were assessing damage Saturday from storm that killed a South Dakota woman and seriously injured two others.

Hamlin County Sheriff Chad Schlotterbeck says a 63-year-old woman was killed after she hunkered down in the bathtub in her trailer on the east side of Lake Poinsett when a storm lifted the structure and dropped it to the ground on Friday. Schlotterbeck says her husband was seriously injured.

The sheriff says a worker at a cheese plant in nearby Lake Norden suffered serious injuries from an electrical shock. Schlotterbeck says the man may have been struck by lightning while working on a water tower.

The sheriff says at least 10 homes were destroyed and another 10 were seriously damaged. Hundreds of people in the county remained without power Saturday morning.

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