User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


33° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Brown County Ready To Help Flooded Communities

June 18, 2014, 6:00 PM by Erich Schaffhauser

Brown County Ready To Help Flooded Communities
ABERDEEN, SD -

After multiple years of flooding, communities in the northeast aren't the ones getting hit this time, but they could still play a part in the flood fight.

Aberdeen has more flood fighting equipment than it did ten years ago. Out of necessity, Brown County does too.

"We've added pumps and generators. We've increased our sandbag supply from years past," Brown County Emergency Manager Scott Meints said.

Both the city and county are willing to share those resources as other communities in the state fight rising water.

"A lot of the counties down there that are having the flooding now were up here in 2007 and ‘08 and ‘09 and ‘10 and assisted Brown County so we would be more than obliged to return the favor down there if they could use assistance," Meints said.

"Their resources, their help was invaluable; it just kind of gave us a peace of mind," Aberdeen City Engineer Robin Bobzien said.

In the past, Aberdeen faced flooding when Moccasin Creek, which runs through town, overflowed its banks. Neighborhoods also flooded when a downpour brought rain faster than the storm sewer system could get rid of it.

Given the experience those events provided for officials in the area, that's another resource the city of Aberdeen has.

"We have on different occasions sent out to help in different locations where they've needed our personnel, people that have specific expertise in different things and we'd be more than willing to do that again," Bobzien said.

The State has an inventory of the city's resources. Officials say they feel for those who might need to use them.  Brown County hasn't received requests for help yet. The emergency management office has been in contact with some flooded areas to offer.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

One Person Dead After Three-Vehicle Crash Near Brookings

11/15/2014 1:20 PM

One person is dead and three others injured in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 29 south of Brookings.

Full Story
Name Of Person Who Died In Deadly Crash Released

11/16/2014 1:35 PM

Authorities have released the name of the person who died in a crash on Interstate 29 near Brookings on Saturday.

Full Story
New Charges Filed Against Faith Rasmussen

11/19/2014 4:59 PM

She's already admitted to running a large marijuana ring, now Faith Rasmussen is accused of arranging a deadly robbery.

Full Story
SF Teen Surprised By Garth Brooks

11/19/2014 2:17 PM

A legendary country music star gives support to a Sioux Falls family while their teenage daughter was in a Minneapolis hospital last week.

Full Story
Deuel County Teen Reported Missing

11/21/2014 7:49 AM

Brookings County Sheriff's Office said 17-year-old Lesly Meraz-Escareno has been missing since Monday.

Full Story


Events