UNION COUNTY TO HOLD BIG SIOUX FLOOD MEETING

UNION COUNTY TO HOLD BIG SIOUX FLOOD MEETING

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UNION COUNTY OFFICIALS IN SOUTH DAKOTA ARE PREPARING TO DEAL WITH AN EXPECTED RECORD CREST OF THE BIG SIOUX RIVER FRIDAY NIGHT.

RAY ROGGOW, EMERGENCY SERVICES MANAGER FOR THE COUNTY SAYS WHILE HIS AGENCY IS DOING ALL IT CAN TO GET PROTECTIVE MEASURES IN PLACE, RESIDENTS IN FLOOD-PRONE AREAS SHOULD NOT JUST RELY ON THAT.

HE SAYS EVERY CITIZEN SHOULD ACT NOW TO PROTECT THEIR LIVES AND PROPERTY.

ALL OF NORTH SIOUX CITY AND MC COOK LAKE ARE IN THE POTENTIAL FLOOD ZONE, INCLUDING THE DEER RUN AND WYNSTONE DEVELOPMENTS.

RESIDENTS OF DAKOTA DUNES ALSO FACE POTENTIAL FLOODING.

A COMMUNITY MEETING FOR RESIDENTS OF NORTH SIOUX, MCCOOK LAKE AND DAKOTA DUNES IS PLANNED FOR TONIGHT, BEGINNING AT 6:30 P.M. AT DAKOTA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL.

THE FLOOD THREAT IS EXPECTED TO BE SHORT-LIVED, BUT INTENSE.

THE RIVER SHOULD CREST FRIDAY NIGHT, THEN BEGIN DROPPING.