Confirmed tornado causes significant damage in Sioux Falls

Confirmed tornado causes significant damage in Sioux FallsResidents in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, were ravaged by extensive damage from a tornado that tore through the city on Tuesday night.A tornado warning was issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) shortly after 11 p.m. CDT Tuesday evening for Sioux Falls and surrounding areas, and the warning remained in effect until midnight. The NWS warned that wind gusts of at least 90 mph were possible with the storm and urged residents to take cover.> 11:25 pm: A very dangerous storm moving int the Sioux Falls area! Winds of 90 mph possible. Take cover!> > -- NWS Sioux Falls (@NWSSiouxFalls) September 11, 2019Shortly after the storms tore through the area, there were numerous reports and photos of extensive damage to trees, cars, homes and businesses around the city.In addition, a South Dakota hospital, Avera Behavioral Health Center, was evacuated after suffering damage from the storm. As of early Wednesday morning, there have not yet been any reports of casualties, according to CNN news.The Sioux Falls Police Department issued a "No Travel Advisory" in the wake of the storms due to numerous downed power lines and trees covering roadways in southeastern parts of the city.> A No Travel Advisory has been issued in Sioux Falls because of all the downed power lines and trees. Please stay off the roads until routes are safe to travel and clear of debris. /713> > -- Sioux Falls Police (@siouxfallspd) September 11, 2019Motorists were urged to remain off roadways until emergency management crews cleaned up the debris.Many residents across Sioux Falls lost power as a consequence of the storms, and nearly 10,000 customers remain without power as of early Wednesday morning, according to poweroutages.us.Although the threat for severe weather has ended in southeastern South Dakota with the storms having moved into Iowa, flash flood warnings remain in effect into Wednesday afternoon following several inches of rain from Tuesday night's storms.> Massive downed tree limbs are a common sight, some crashing into houses and blocking entire streets, as happened on St. Andrews Drive off Minnesota Ave. @argusleader @Argus911 pic.twitter.com/d40o7rVXI7> > -- Erin Bormett (@EEBormett) September 11, 2019> took this on a side street off west 41st in front of an apartment building. three cars engulfed by I don't know how many trees. pic.twitter.com/qSb3KQcSIM> > -- Trevor J. Mitchell (@TJM613) September 11, 2019> A better look at some of the damage from the tornado that went through Sioux Falls late Tuesday evening. pic.twitter.com/fny3djB0Sj> > -- Abigail Dollins (@abigaildollins) September 11, 2019> Advance Auto Parts on 41st. pic.twitter.com/mhy7d6G1LA> > -- Abigail Dollins (@abigaildollins) September 11, 2019


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