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Sen. Tim Johnson visits tornado damage in Wessington Springs

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 It's been a little less than 2 weeks since a tornado tore through Wessington Springs. Today town officials spoke with Sen. Tim Johnson Monday to see what the future holds for the people of Wessington Springs. Sen. Johnson made his way through the demolished town to just get a feel for what people of Wessington Springs are going through.

The senator met with town officials to learn more about how the town responded to the disaster, managing to keep all its victims alive. Sen. Johnson says he hopes to help the town as much as possible, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has not finished its estimates, so no further actions could be taken today.

One of Sen. Johnson's goals was to learn how other towns should react when severe storms are headed their way. "Senator Johnson came to town just to see the damage that we had. He then got together with town leaders to discuss preparedness in case a disaster like this happens," Wessington Springs Mayor Melissa Medius said. 

FEMA will be back to Wessington Springs in 2 weeks to finish up estimates.

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