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This summer has seen a number of disasters already, and on Monday July 26, the deadliest tornado in Montana since 1923 can be added to the list. According to the National Weather Service, an F3 tornado touched down in Sheridan County at approximately 7:15 p.m. (MDT) where it claimed two lives and left one woman in serious condition.

Barbara Smith, 71, was found in the basement of her demolished home with unknown injuries and was taken to a hospital in Billings, Mont. where she is listed as being in serious condition. Sadly, her nephew Steven D. Smith, 46, and grandson Robert Richardson, 10, suffered blunt-force head and chest injuries, and were found dead at the scene. Aside from a few minor injuries sustained by responders, no other injuries attributable to the storm have been reported.

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