Heavy Rainfall Creates Problems In Armour And Parkston


Sump pumps are running at full strength once again across southern KELOLAND following a heavy rain storm.

People in Armour are dealing with flooded yards, basements, and roads, after about eight inches was dumped on the small town.

“Last night probably around that six time frame we had a really good downpour to start it all out, thunder lightning, and then it rained all night long,” city council member, Armour resident, Rodney Dally said.

Armour resident Riley Hrdlicka is spending part of his day helping get people and their belongings out of an apartment complex.

“This morning I got up at seven and looked out the backyard and our fence was under water and then went to work for a little bit  and came back into town and started unloading the apartments and hauled a bunch of boxes out,” Armour resident, Riley Hrdlicka said.

Hrdlicka isn’t the only one, several other people in town joined in to help.

“Helping out and whole community came together, and just an assembly line of boxes and bringing it all down,” Hrdlicka said.

The town of Parkston also saw some flooding in the area.

“All through town, the creek is never really this high, and you can see it’s getting in peoples yards and houses and all over the roads,” Parkston resident, Brandon Weber said.

Residents in Parkston say they received about five to six inches of rain Thursday night.

“Surprisingly in the middle of July we don’t have this much rain so usually it’s pretty dry but we’ve been pretty fortunate, a nice calm rain would be nice rather than flooding,” Weber said.

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