4 to 8 inches of rain in one hour floods Sioux Falls, SD

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Published on: September 1, 2015

Washington Post / Jason Samenow / 28 August 2015

Sioux Falls SD rainA deluge of epic proportions swamped portions of Sioux Falls, South Dakota Thursday evening.

Jay Trobec, the chief meteorologist for Keloland TV out of Sioux Falls, said thunderstorms unloaded up to 4-8 inches of rain in less than an hour. The torrential downpours blocked intersections and boats were dispatched on busy streets to assist stranded motorists.

The Associated Press reports that Sioux Falls’ mayor, Mike Huether, called it a “100-year rain.”