More than 100 volunteers help clean up Wessington Springs
WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) - More than 100 people are helping clean up tornado damage in Wessington Springs.
Monday was the first day volunteers were allowed into the southeastern South Dakota town where the June 18 tornado damaged dozens of homes and businesses. The Red Cross is feeding the volunteers through Friday.
Volunteer Tim Bloom says a tornado went through his hometown of Tyler, Minnesota, three years ago. He says he knows firsthand how much help is needed in the aftermath of a tornado, so he and his brother took a day off from work to come help.
Mayor Melissa Mebius says all homeowners who lost their homes have found places to stay. Demolition of the destroyed houses got underway Sunday.