Weather service reports 2 tornado touchdowns in eastern South Dakota

A photo of a tornado south of Huron taken by KSFY Viewer Amy Hofer

HURON - The National Weather Service says at least two tornadoes have touched down in South Dakota.

Meteorologist Kyle Weisser with the weather service's Sioux Falls office says one tornado tracked across part of Beadle County on Thursday night and at least one hit Miner County to the southeast.

He says crews will survey the areas tomorrow.

Beadle County Emergency Management Director Tom Moebing says the storm damaged at least one home in the county, although he says the residents were in the basement at the time and weren't injured. There were no other reports of major damage.

Moebing says a tornado hit along SD Highway 37. It dissipated and reformed several times; after about 15 minutes, it dissipated for good.

Spotters also reported golf-ball size hail in the area. Moebing said several power lines were down, and it would take until Friday morning until these were repaired.

In Miner County, Emergency Management Director Bob Calmus says there are no reports of damage beyond downed power lines. He said late Thursday that no injuries had been reported.

Weisser says the storms were likely to weaken as they moved eastward.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)