On Sunday evening, unconfirmed reports on social media indicate that a tornado touched down in the Westman region near Rapid City.
At 5:11 p.m., Twitter user Brock Tropea, a self-described "fancy weather nerd and tornado chaser," wrote that a tornado touched down two or three times near Rapid City earlier that day.
At 5:52 p.m., Twitter user Oakhurst_WX ALERT CENTER, wrote that reports from the Rapid City area indicate that a tornado hit a home and caused damage to it, even though nobody was inside of the house at the time.
While these reports have yet to be confirmed by Environment Canada, the federal agency did issue a tornado warning for the Westman area around 3:27 p.m. Sunday.
As of 6:38 p.m. Sunday, Environment Canada meteorologists were still tracking a dangerous thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, nickel- to ping pong ball-size hail and flooding rain.
The City of Brandon said on Twitter Sunday evening that public works emergencies can be directed to 204-729-2285.
The Sun will update this story as more information becomes available.
Rapid City is located roughly 40 kilometres north of Brandon.
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