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 28 August 1937 → A devastating cyclone hit Hong Kong, killing 11,000.
 28 August 1990 → Plainfield, IL was struck by an F5 tornado, destroying several businesses and Plainfield High School. An apartment complex in Crest Hill was hit and 8 residents were killed. While the extent of F5 damage was not widespread, many residents were affected by this fast-moving tornado. There was a total of 29 fatalities from this storm.
 28 August 2011 → After striking eastern North Carolina on the 27th as a Category 1 hurricane, Hurricane Irene weakened to a tropical storm as it moved into New York and New England. Widespread flooding occurred from New Jersey through New York to Vermont, with 14 river flooding records broken in the Empire State alone. Ten thousand flights were canceled and several interstates were closed. Forty people lost their lives.

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June 4, 1984:

Heavy rains of up to seven inches caused the Bad River to rise over 23 feet in six hours at Fort Pierre. Flash flooding resulted as a dam, 17 miles west of Fort Pierre gave way and an irrigation dam near town was damaged. Some roads and bridges were covered by water. Many homes had water damage. Strong thunderstorm Winds gusting up to 60 mph downed numerous branches and several signs in Faulk, Edmunds, McPherson, and Brown Counties.

June 4, 1991:

Heavy rains of 3 to 7 inches caused street flooding in Harrold. Several county roads in Stanley, Sully, Hughes, and Lyman Counties were closed due to flooding. Some rainfall amounts include 1.83 inches at Oahe Dam; 1.96 inches, 12 miles SSW of Harrold; and 3.20 inches, two miles North of Onaka.

June 4, 1993:

An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale shook a portion of northeast South Dakota but caused no real damage or injuries. The epicenter of the quake was 22 miles northwest of Morris, Minnesota or 38 miles east of Sisseton and was felt in most of Roberts, Grant, and Deuel Counties. The quake was the first in the area since 1975.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 101 (1933) Aberdeen: 34 (1954)
Kennebec: 98 (1968) Kennebec: 35 (1954)
Mobridge: 95 (1939) Mobridge: 37 (1943)
Pierre: 94 (1939) Pierre: 38 (1954)
Sisseton: 95 (1934) Sisseton: 35 (1945)
Timber Lake: 98 (1914) Timber Lake: 35 (1943)
Watertown: 92 (1933) Watertown: 34 (1951)
Wheaton: 97 (1968) Wheaton: 35 (1928)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.67" (1896)
Kennebec: 1.25" (1991)
Mobridge: 3.12" (1942)
Pierre: 1.74" (1991)
Sisseton: 1.68" (1991)
Timber Lake: 2.36" (1942)
Watertown: 2.66" (1980)
Wheaton: 1.98" (1980)


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