91 DAYS ON THE WALL- Walking Through the Storm.
One year after the South Dakota Blizzard that devastated the region’s livestock industry, Ryan Goodman talks about community.
Immediately following the storm, ranchers in the area’s hit hardest by the Oct., 2013 winter storm Atlas searched and were devastated to find a staggering number of animals had succumbed to the record breaking snow, wind and cold wrought by the storm.
It’s hard to believe it’s been one year since the historic and devastating Atlas Blizzard struck the region surrounding western South Dakota. The unexpected, early season storm left in its wake more than $1.7 billion in damage, feet of snow and howling winds wiped out tens of thousands of livestock, and ranchers were left with entire herds to bury. The story failed to receive national headlines until well after the fact. Meanwhile, the farming and ranching community stepped up to make immediate contributions with feed, hay, and pledges of monetary and livestock donations. Social media was abuzz to raise awareness of the situation, even while the storm was…
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