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Eastern South Dakotans begin recovery from widespread storms | May 13

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Governor Kristi Noem has declared a state of emergency following strong storms and at least one tornado that raged through eastern South Dakota on Thursday.

In a morning press conference, Noem said 28 counties had submitted summary damage reports so far. She says the National Guard is en route to multiple communities, including her hometown of Castlewood, which sustained significant damage from a tornado. She calls the storm "unprecedented."

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