Flood Cleanup Kits Available at Lake Poinsett

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KELO highway 81 flooding Lake Poinsett

UPDATED 2:52 p.m.

LAKE POINSETT, S.D. (KELO) — Floodwaters cover roads in parts of South Dakota. That includes Highway 81 near Lake Poinsett.

As of noon on Tuesday, drivers could still use the road.  The speed limit has been lowered to five miles per hour along the stretch covered by water.

Property owners are placing sandbags around their homes to protect them from the near-record water levels.


UPDATED 12:32 p.m.

Weeks after KELOLAND was hit with heavy rain and snow people are still dealing with flooding.

At Lake Poinsett, cabin owners are busy doing what they can to keep the rising water away.

KELOLAND’s Sarah McDonald had a report from Lake Poinsett on Midday in KELOLAND with a look at all the water going over Highway 81.


10:26 a.m. 

Flood cleanup kits donated by the Salvation Army are now available for people impacted by the flooding at Lake Poinsett. 

The Hamlin County Emergency Management announced the kits are available at the Lake Poinsett Camp front door. On Monday, water was over Highway 81 and the bridge deck on Highway 28 near the lake. Many homeowners have been filling sandbags and trying to protect from floodwaters. 

KELOLAND’s Sarah McDonald and Whitney Fowkes are going to Lake Poinsett for more coverage Tuesday. Watch for updates on KELOLAND.com and see their stories Tuesday night on KELOLAND News.    

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