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.


66° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

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

 

McCook Lake Residents Spared From Flooding

June 20, 2014, 5:00 PM by Kathleen Serie

McCook Lake Residents Spared From Flooding
SIOUX CITY, IA -

After a week of damaging weather, one community has been spared from an expected flooding of the Big Sioux River.

Residents of McCook Lake have been working hard this week to prepare their homes for expected floodwaters. However, our meteorologists tell us the Big Sioux River crested at 1:00 a.m. at nearly 106 feet, which is lower than expected. Instead of worrying about flooded basements, people who live at McCook Lake can now enjoy the weekend.

"Up and down the street, there are, people are having parties, and celebrating the good news," McCook Lake Resident Jim Fowler said.

Many homes out here at McCook Lake, like the one behind me, still have sandbags set up, but thankfully, they will be able to take them down later today.

Thursday, this area was filled with volunteers hard at work sandbagging homes. Even though it turned out the bags weren't needed, Jim Fowler is thankful for the help he and his wife received.

"It was unbelievable. We would go get a palette of sand bags, comer over here, we'd have 10, 15 people right here, ready to unload them for us,” Fowler said.

The news isn't only good for homeowners, but for workers as well. Many organizations have been working tirelessly to build a makeshift dike over Interstate 29, which is being taken down today.

"We more or less made the Corps of Engineers and the National Weather Service swear under oath that this is not going to come back up, and come back at us from the rear," South Dakota Department of Transportation Area Engineer Ron Peterson said.

Meaning both homeowners and workers can enjoy the weekend.

In a press conference, Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels says Interstate 29 was opened at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.
 

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Body Of Missing Realtor Found At Arrowhead Park

10/18/2014 3:22 PM

The body of a missing Sioux Falls realtor has been found.

Full Story
Body Of Pam Kneip Found After Search

10/18/2014 10:00 PM

Hundreds of volunteers gathered by an entrance at Arrowhead Park Saturday as police conducted a search for a missing woman.  The friends, family ...

Full Story | Watch
Police Release Names In Deadly Sioux Falls Crash

10/18/2014 8:19 PM

Police say two Sioux Falls men died in a crash Friday evening in the western part of the city.

Full Story
Police Give Update In Kneip Death Investigation

10/21/2014 10:39 AM

Sioux Falls Police have ruled Pam Kneip's death a suicide.

Full Story
Police Thank Volunteers For Help In Search

10/18/2014 5:37 PM

A search team found the body of Pam Kneip this afternoon at Arrowhead Park.

Full Story


Events