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South Dakota Farmers Brace for Further Impact of Floods

While many in the east may suffer losses, they understand it's nothing compared to some of their neighbors

The hits just keep coming for many in agriculture right now. Between the ongoing trade war, lower prices for commodities, livestock losses through a tough winter and now in many areas, historic levels of spring flooding, there is grave speculation there are a lot of family farms that may not survive this latest disaster. North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa…

Inmates Help with Flood Preparations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-With more possible flooding on the way, some inmates from the South Dakota State Penitentiary are pitching in to help out around Sioux Falls. Since 1996, the state’s department of corrections has had a system in place for inmates to help out with different disasters and projects. On Tuesday 24 minimum security inmates helped fill sandbags for the…

City Officials Announce Daily Press Conference as Floodwaters Rise

With potentially historic floodwaters expected through the Big Sioux River basin in the coming days and weeks, Sioux Falls city officials announce they will be holding daily press conferences to offer residents the most up-to-date information about what is happening. City officials, in a press release Tuesday morning, stated they will be providing revised flood forecasts and operational updates each day…

State and Public Water Access Areas Close Along Big Sioux River

The following parks are closed effective immediately

State officials Tuesday morning announced the immediate closure of the following state park and public water access areas along the Big Sioux River due to flooding. Beaver Creek Nature Area near Valley Springs Big Sioux Recreation Area near Brandon Palisades State Park near Garretson Lake Alvin near Harrisburg The following Public Water Access areas are closed effective immediately: 9 Mile near…

The Latest: Pence to Survey Nebraska Flood Damage Tuesday

Fargo's mayor declares an emergency and asks residents to fill sandbags, Illinois and others brace for worst flooding in half-century

Gabe Schmidt, owner of Liquid Trucking, back right, travels by air boat with Glenn Wyles, top left, Mitch Snyder, bottom right, and Juan Jacobo, bottom left, as they survey damage from the flood waters of the Platte River, in Plattsmouth, Neb., Sunday, March 17, 2019. Hundreds of people remained out of their homes in Nebraska, but rivers there were starting…

City to Close Falls Park

Dangerous Record Water Flow Possible

  SIOUX FALLS, SD- The city of Sioux Falls is bracing for a second flood event to affect the area. It is expected to be so substantial the city plans to close down Falls Park for safety reasons. There is an estimated four to eight inches of water in the Big Sioux River Basin snow pack north of Sioux Falls….

Historic Flooding Rattles Sioux Falls and Surrounding Areas

SIOUX EMPIRE- The flooding yesterday in Sioux Falls created scenes that not many of us have experienced before. There were several precise weather factors that needed to take place in order for this flooding to occur in this significance. Temperatures rose above freezing across the Southeast on Tuesday, and didn’t fall back below it until the afternoon on Thursday. This…

KDLT News Today Live Updates Throughout Morning

Station remains off-air due to flooding

While KDLT remains off the air due to flooding around the station, our crews are working this morning to bring you the latest updates online. Morning co-anchor and reporter Simon Floss is out in the city with producer Karl Letsche this Friday for the latest on local flooding and what you need to know as you head out the door…

Mayor Asks Residents Limit Water Usage, Do Not Drive Around Barriers

Mayor Paul TenHaken takes to social media this morning to ask residents to cooperate best as possible while both the city itself and a growing number of residents deal with floodwaters. Storm update from our incident command center. Please share to get the word out. #OneSiouxFalls Posted by Paul TenHaken on Thursday, March 14, 2019 Categories: KDLT News Today, Local…

Partial Dam, Bridge Wash Out in Northern Nebraska

The State Patrol, County officials and Game & Parks are working to rescue residents stranded in flooding

The Nebraska State Patrol is advising emergency travel only in a north central section of the state after a partial dam collapse and bridge washout. Part of the Spencer Dam, which is about 100 miles southwest of Yankton, washed out earlier today after being compromised by high waters along the Niobrara River. Highway 281 is now closed until further notice…

Holiday Flooding Takes a Bite Out of Small Businesses

SLAYTON, S.D. – Flooding in Minnesota just keeps coming. Hundreds of volunteers are helping to distribute sandbags to those in need. While the community is coming together, flooding is still taking a big bite out of small businesses that rely on the Fourth of July. “It’s not going to be the Fourth of July we usually have,” said Susan Carlson…

Emergency Flooding in Southern Minnesota Impacts Fourth Of July Traditions

CURRIE, M.N. – Parts of Southern Minnesota are experiencing emergency flooding after receiving nine to 11 inches of rain on Tuesday morning. Now, the high tides are putting a damper on some highly anticipated Fourth of July traditions. “I knew we were going to be in trouble,” said Janet Timmerman, the Murray County Museums Coordinator. This isn’t a typical Fourth…

Rock Valley Gears Up For More Flooding

ROCK VALLEY, I.A. – A travel ban has been lifted for Rock Valley, Iowa after experiencing back-to-back floods in just one weekend. However, residents may not be out of the woods yet. With a rainy forecast glooming over the town, flooding is still a mayor problem. As the relentless rain pounds the pavement, floods are taking over the town. It…

Centerville Farmer Reacts To Flooding Damages

CENTERVILLE, S.D. — Mother Nature continues to bring challenges to those across the Sioux Empire. A farmer in Centerville is trying to salvage what’s left of his crops as he waits for the flooding to lower. “Oh it’s sad. You know all the work and effort that you put into raising a crop, and to have this happen. It’s never a…

Road Closed Due To Flooding

Highway 11

The South Dakota Department of Transportation has closed Hwy 11 between 57th St. and 271st St. due to standing water. Please find an alternate route until the water recedes.     Categories: Local News, News Tags: flooding, Highway 11, road closed