KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Spring Storm Battle Continues



Bookmark and Share

As the spring storm continues to wipe through the area, creating nightmares and headaches, leaving thousands of people without power, endless amounts of broken tree branches blocking roadways and tough road conditions for drivers, city leaders work fast to respond to those affected by the storm.

 

The spring storm is here to stay another day, creating chaos throughout Sioux Falls.

 

"We're facing some challenges that this city has never faced before," said Huether.

 

Mayor Mike Huether said this is only the beginning of the storm, with expected severe weather bringing heavy snow to the area.

 

"If you are thinking there's going to be a bunch of quick fixes here, you're wrong. This is going to go on for days, for weeks and ultimately for months," said Huether.

 

Now the message city leaders want to emphasize is prepare for the worst and be ready to temporarily live without power.

 

Such as have food and water on standby, candles for light, charge your cell phone in advance and have plenty of clothes and blankets nearby for warmth.

 

"This might be a great time if you have kids at home, it's going to be a fun adventure and something you're probably going to talk about for the next 15 years of weathering the storm and you can do a lot of things by putting everyone together in one room, it's going to warm up the room and you'll be very comfortable," said Jim Sideras, Fire Chief, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue.

 

Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead said power has been restored in Baltic, Dell Rapids and Garretson, however they don't know how long that will last and people in rural areas need to be prepared for what's yet to come as well.

 

"We're facing the same thing out in the county and a lot of trees hanging over power lines and they're getting heavier by the minute and with this heavy snow there's a good chance that people in our rural communities and the rural areas could lose power," said Milstead.

 

Even though it's spring, winter is creeping its way in.

 

Last year at this time, Sioux Falls employees were hyping up summer events, a big change from what's taken place the last couple of days.

 

"That's just one small example how you've got 1,100 city employees that are rallying together to take care of the people that ultimately we serve," said Huether.

 

The city has set up two shelter, one at the American Red Cross at 808 North Avenue and the other at the Salvation Army at 800 North Cliff.

 

The Salvation Army location is strictly a warming station, meaning you can’t stay the night there.

Both locations ask to bring blankets with you.

< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Judge Trims Lawsuit Against Sioux City, Ex-Manager

A judge has trimmed the sexual harassment lawsuit filed ...

Parts Of SD In For Snow, Bitter Cold

Parts of South Dakota could see a couple of inches of snow before bitter cold ...

Shelter Getting 6-Month Trial In New Location

A shelter for homeless women and children that is moving to a ...

Gun Given As Present Goes Off, Causes Commotion  Dec. 26

Sanford Volunteer Honored For Her Service  story with video  Dec. 25

Union Gospel Serves Up Food And Fellowship  Dec. 25

House Fires Increase During Holiday Season  Dec. 25

Christmas Breakfast Served To Those In Need  Dec. 25

Deadwood Gambling Revenue Sees Small Increase  Dec. 25

Tribe Official Wants Health Care Through Sanford  Dec. 25

Streaming Release Of 'Interview' Is A Test For The Industry  Dec. 25

SD Stabbing Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder  Dec. 25

Can GOP Shatter 'Obama Coalition' In 2016?  Dec. 25

SD Fire Marshal: Watch Out For Cooking Fires  Dec. 25

SD Stabbing Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder  Dec. 25

Red Kettle Campaign Raises Over $280,000  Dec. 24

Christmas Eve Meal Feeds Body & Soul   story with video  Dec. 24

Last-Minute Shoppers Hit Downtown Sioux Falls  story with video  Dec. 24

Police Investigate Sioux Falls Casino Robbery  Dec. 24

SD Reports First Flu Death Of Season  Dec. 24

KDLT News Archive
     

Streaming Release Of 'Interview' Is A Test For The Industry

Unless they're going straight to video, ...

House Fires Increase During Holiday Season

Cooking at home and decorating the tree are activities ...

SD Stabbing Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder

The suspect in a northeast South Dakota stabbing ...

SD Stabbing Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder  Dec. 25

Tribe Official Wants Health Care Through Sanford  Dec. 25

Sanford Volunteer Honored For Her Service  story with video  Dec. 25

SD Fire Marshal: Watch Out For Cooking Fires  Dec. 25

Christmas Breakfast Served To Those In Need  Dec. 25

KDLT News Archive
     

Scheels Plays of the Week from December 15th-21st  story with video

Zach Borg has your Scheels Plays of the Week from December 15th-21st. ...

Walker wants to play for Christmas  story with video

When Phil Weber took the job as head coach of the Skyforce he knew for sure what he was getting in ...

Zenner, Weineke All-Americans again!  story with video

PHILADELPHIA -- South Dakota State University running back Zach Zenner and ...

Luverne rallies past Totino-Grace in hockey thriller  story with video  Dec. 23

Jacks win streak snapped by #14 Utah  story with video  Dec. 23

HBC beats Luverne in boys hoops  story with video  Dec. 23

Krogman leads Northern Wolves  story with video  Dec. 23

Hughes signs extension with Twins  story with video  Dec. 23

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top