- Associated Press - Saturday, June 20, 2015

5 p.m. CDT

One man was killed when his trailer home toppled during a storm that brought rain and straight-line winds blowing at more than 80 mph to some Native American reservations in central South Dakota.

The American Red Cross opened an emergency shelter Saturday morning in Fort Thompson to help people from both reservations.

Richard Smith, the executive director for Red Cross in western South Dakota, said several mobile homes in Fort Thompson were destroyed after they were blown over and windows were broken all over town.

Deb Attaki told KDLT-TV that her cousin, 61-year-old Wilfred Wind Sr., was sleeping on his couch in Fort Thompson when strong winds toppled his trailer home, killing him.

Acting Lower Brule Chairman Kevin Wright told The Associated Press his community also sustained considerable damage. Wright said the roof of the courthouse, casino and several other buildings were severely all damaged.



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