WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — Residents of a southeastern South Dakota town devastated by a tornado a year ago are sympathizing with what people in Delmont are going through this week.

Wessington Springs was hit by a twister on June 18, 2014. Dozens of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed — as is the case in Delmont, which got hit by a tornado Sunday.

Wessington Springs Mayor Melissa Mebius tells the Argus Leader newspaper that she knows firsthand what people and city officials in Delmont are going through. She says Delmont residents need to "stick together and stay positive."

Wessington Springs is planning an event June 18 to celebrate the community's recovery a year after its disaster. Mebius says any money raised from the event will be donated to Delmont relief efforts.

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