City officials count blessings after massive wind storm

By Garrett Ammesmaki

Jenna Fisher captured this view of the approaching storm from Long Creek Mobile Home Park, Southwest corner of Lennox.

The storm surge that pummeled Eastern South Dakota this last Thursday brought damages that spurred Gov. Kristi Noem to declare a state of emergency, according to a press release from the governor’s office.

While some areas saw wind speeds up to 107 mph, at least two deaths, extensive property damage, and the destruction of a Lincoln County construction site, the City of Lennox got off rather unscathed by the surge.