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      TV anchor rips viewers complaining about tornado coverage

      (KOKH/Jay Dillon) -- When a tornado threatens, local news stations will be on air with coverage to keep viewers safe. When that happens, some viewers feel the need to call and complain about missing their television shows. One morning news anchor in South Dakota had enough and she let the viewers hear about it.

      During the morning news on Tuesday, Nancy Naeve, anchor of KSFY in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, took a few seconds to tell her viewers to stop calling in.

      The station had just finished playing a sound bite from a woman who said she saw and heard the weather warnings on the station so she called her granddaughter to warn her. 20 minutes after calling in to warn her granddaughter, she received a text that their home had been hit by the tornado but they were alive.

      As the clip ends, meteorologist Shawn Caple said he felt bad for covering up the shows but he was glad he did. That's when Naeve jumped in and told viewers to quit calling.

      Caple wrote the following in his YouTube post of the rant: "I don't take the decision to break in lightly, but when there's a confirmed tornado on the ground that is headed toward people's homes, I break in. I don't care what's on."

      Caple said the station received nasty emails, calls, and social media messages after breaking into the "Once Upon A Time" season finale.


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