2015 - Delmont, SD Tornado

On May 10, 2015, an EF-2 tornado touched down in southeast South Dakota. The tornado's width was 400 yards, had peak winds of 130 mph and traveled over 16 miles before fading. This left 9 people injured and the City of Delmont in shambles. The local Emergency Operations Center (EOC) opened immediately, along with the State EOC. For two days, the entire city was without power and water. The local fire department was destroyed and hazardous debris was scattered throughout the town. The tornado damaged 57 homes of which 14 sustained major damage and 27 were considered completely destroyed.