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Northeastern SD tornado was weak; rated an EF-1

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The Daily Republic
Northeastern SD tornado was weak; rated an EF-1
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

LANGFORD (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado that caused damage in northeastern South Dakota's Marshall County was a relatively weak twister.

The tornado that touched down Wednesday evening about 9 miles northeast of Langford has been rated an EF-1, the second-weakest on the enhanced Fujita scale. Officials say it carved a path about 50 yards wide and had peak winds of about 90 mph.

The twister destroyed a rural wooden garage, damaged the roof of a metal garage and caused some tree damage. Debris was scattered for about 100 yards.

Associated Press
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