City Crews Assessing Damage, Volunteer Helpline Setup

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With warmer and drier weather in the forecast — city and county officials are starting to assess the damage left behind by the flooding.

Mark Cotter with the Public Works Department says over the next three weeks — crews will be working in some of the hardest hit areas to clear debris and repair the roads.

Emergency Manager Regan Smith is urging people to stay away from flooded parks. He says crews were already busy Thursday with water rescues.

“Sioux Falls Fire Rescue had ten water evacuation incidents that involved evacuation, rescue including stranded vehicles. 36 people were assisted and 14 of those rescues involved moving water. That’s still a threat today and we’re staffed up to deal with it,” Emergency Manager Regan Smith. 

City officials say if you see flooding or debris in your area that is causing problems — report it to the city by calling 367-8002 or using the City of Sioux Falls new app.

The city of Sioux Falls has a hotline to coordinate volunteers for the clean-up efforts. Just dial 211 to find out how you can help. 

If you need assistance, you can also call 211. 
 

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