NOTE: Long Load Warning - Many of these sites feature many large
Members of the South Dakota Public Broadcasting staff
recorded video footage of the damage on June 1, 1998. The following sets of pages will
take you street by street through the City of Spencer, each page contains a still image
from that segment and a link to the video.
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A large collection
of damage photos, and maps from NOAA's Whirlwind Project. This is by far the best and
most complete. Photographs
of the Tornado.
Paulette Cott was the reporter on hand for South Dakota
Public Broadcasting. Follow this link to read her personal
account of covering the storm.
Argus Leader photo and story archives.
photos of Spencer
CNN Coverage of
the Spencer Tornado
South Dakota Division of Insurance photos
Guard assists in Spencer cleanup
- by Randy Dockendorf Yankton Press and Dakotan
Prairie Pictures' cinematographer and
storm chaser Martin Lisius photographed the first-ever violent class tornado on 35 mm
motion picture film(!).
Return to SDPB Online's Spencer Tornado
Return to SDPB Online