This story has been updated.
Update 3:50 p.m.: Delmont residents are being evacuated to Tripp School in Tripp, South Dakota. The lack of power and running water were cited by the Red Cross as the reason behind the evacuation, South Dakota's KELO radio reported Sunday.
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A Tornado touched town in Delmont, South Dakota, around 10:45 a.m. local time Sunday, wrecking havoc throughout the small town just 90 miles southwest of Sioux Falls. It damaged at least 10 homes and caused several injuries but no deaths were reported, according to KELO radio.
The South Dakota Office of Emergency Management sent help to the town following a request from local authorities, according to the Associated Press. Personnel from the South Dakota Highway Patrol were also sent to the town to assist, assess damage and provide resources, according to the Emergency Management Office. In addition to the affected homes, a Lutheran Church and Fire Hall were among the structures heavily damaged by the storm, Delmont resident Anita Mathews told the AP. A tornado watch continues to be in effect until 9 p.m. local time for southeastern South Dakota, according to the National Weather Service.
The tornado is one of several that touched down over the weekend across the Midwest and Great Plains states, including Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Flooding was reported as well in some towns. Here’s a look at the damage caused by the South Dakota tornado, as seen by several users on Twitter:
â€” Rachel LeeAnn (@Rachel4LeeAnn) May 10, 2015
â€” Johnny Kelly (@stormchaser4850) May 10, 2015
â€” jay kokes (@jlkokes) May 10, 2015
The town of Delmont has been closed off. Reports of injuries, 10 homes damaged. Storm is now in the Mitchell area.
â€” KELO (@keloradio) May 10, 2015
What a Mother's Day....tornado hit down just missed our home but hit my daughter in laws home in Delmont. _ pic.twitter.com/JqMMEQ4QJL
â€” Jody (@Jody_Rae8) May 10, 2015
— Brad Panovich (@wxbrad) May 10, 2015