With so many people without power, shelters remain open in both Spearfish and Lead.
Whether they're staying in a shelter or in a home without electricity, a lot of people are struggling to put a healthy meal on the table. That's where the Red Cross and the Salvation Army come in.
Together, Red Cross and the Salvation Army volunteers have served up 850 meals and 1,300 snacks. They've also made sure hundreds of people have a warm place to sleep.
Ray Sorensen and Gail Palmer are volunteers for the Sioux Empire Chapter of the Red Cross. They arrived in Rapid City Monday afternoon and are amazed by what they've seen.
"There have been quite a big of damage. A lot of trees, when you're driving through town. Lots of trees, broken limbs, a lot of down power lines," Sorensen said.
Even with all of the damage, Sorensen is impressed with everyone's determination.
"We noticed a lot of people out in their yards working to clean up the damage and shovel out the snow and little by little, the roads are getting more passable," Sorensen said.
Sorensen and Palmer have helped the Meals on Wheels program get food to elderly people. They've also checked on people isolated by the snow. They say the experience brings back memories of the April ice storm in Sioux Falls. Not only because of power outages and downed trees, but because of the city's response.
"What they're doing here in Rapid City as far as cleanup and getting back to normal, they are basing a lot of that on what we did in Sioux Falls during the ice storm," Sorensen said.
The Red Cross Volunteers plan to work until Friday.
Sioux Falls Fire Rescue also sent a crew of four to assess damage and help with communications.