PIERRE, S.D. —
In northwest Iowa, nearly two dozen farmsteads were destroyed and 60 damaged, said Woodbury County Emergency Director Gary Brown. He said the storms cut a 35-mile-long path through the county, but there was only one report of a minor injury.
The cold front is moving slowly east and expanding south and will meet up with the remnants of Tropical Storm Karen. Pojorlie noted that the wet, heavy snow was more typical of a spring storm.
“Normally, we get some snow events here in October that give people a little bit of a chance to learn how to drive in snow again,” she said. “This year, we got started with a blizzard.”