Watch: Anchor Rips Viewers Complaining About Tornado Coverage

FOX 24 -- When there is dangerous weather, local news stations cut into commercials and other network programming to provide information aimed at keeping viewers safe. But that special coverage is sometimes met with complaints from viewers.

Recently, after fielding angry viewer phone calls, one morning anchor in South Dakota decided she 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: "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 grandmother to warn her. 20 minutes after calling in to warn her grandmother, she received a text that their home had been hit by the tornado but they were alive.

As the clip ends, meteorologist Shawn Caple mentioned he felt bad for covering up the shows but he was glad he did. That's when Naeve jumped in. Click the video above to hear what she had to say.

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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