An EF2 tornado ripped through Delmont, S.D., mid-morning on Sunday, May 10, and destroyed Zion Lutheran Church. The twister claimed no lives but injured nine people, including at least one Zion member who was hospitalized.
Some 20 homes were severely damaged, including those belonging to five Zion families. Also demolished is the church parsonage, the home of Zion’s pastor, the Rev. Brian Bucklew, who was out of town at the time of the storm but was traveling home on May 11.
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