Argus-Leader from Sioux Falls, South Dakota on June 1, 1998 · Page 2
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Argus-Leader from Sioux Falls, South Dakota · Page 2

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Monday, June 1, 1998
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2A DISASTER IN SPENCER Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Monday, June 1 , 1 998 Ken KlotzbachArgus Leader Debris from the home of a woman who was killed in the tornado spills into the street. The woman was found under the library truck in the background. f Til Vvp-ill Jssstsss, TTnL Val HoeppnerArgus Leader Family members sort through their belongings near the basement of what was a two-story, three-bedroom farm house. The tornado tore the house off of its foundation and scattered it across the yard. A tan :i!!::a:s " N adds terrible ran ; -XJ a' 'sPtPfa .lU, " , A E !.'!"!! iniinj Minim Mull I Hlllll (ilium EtIIHIIII biiiitiiii IHIIIIIII Ken KlotzbachArgus Leader Spencer residents walk Sunday amid the destruction, which includes a fire truck and a twisted heap of metal made up mainly of the town's water tower. r .i.'"" 1 " m.'JS' H : - fc- A-rv V - ----- .V u Val HoeppnerArgus Leader This aerial view shows the path of destruction that the tornado tore through the tiny town of Spencer. 2 iv- i" . t J K,f . .t?l TIL: J ) ( v .r . ... v ' ' ' Ken KlotzbachArgus Leader ABOVE: Volunteers sort donated clothing and blankets Saturday night at the armory in Salem as they await survivors of the Spencer tornado. RIGHT: Salem residents Deb Eichacker (foreground) and her daughter, Kari, 9, wait with friends Marlene Knox and her daughter, Rebecca, 8, at the armory in Salem on Saturday night. The women volunteered to offer shelter to victims of the tornado. t - - TV Ken KlotzbachArgus Leader ABOVE: William Nafziger, 71 , sits in front of what was his home for 30 years. Nafziger and his wife, Frances, were in Hot Springs on Saturday night when the tornado struck. They returned early Sunday to find their home destroyed. LEFT: Seven family members huddled in a comer of this basement (in the foreground) and escaped the storm nearly untouched as their home was reduced to rubble. On Sunday, family members sorted through the mess.

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