A public sandbag filling location is open in Sioux Falls.
The city set up the station to help people prepare ahead of the anticipated rise in river levels and the threat of flooding.
The city will provide sand and up to 25 empty bags per vehicle for people to fill on their own in the Sherman Park parking lot north of the Great Plains Zoo. You can enter the area off the corner of 13th Street and Kiwanis Avenue.
City staff will direct traffic to the sandbag filling stations between the hours of 8 a.m. through 8 p.m. daily. Access to the site closes at 7 p.m. each evening; those in line at that time will be allowed to fill their sandbags.
People wishing to volunteer to help fill sandbags can contact the 211 Helpline Center. Volunteers will need to sign a waiver before starting work. Volunteers who are 16 or 17 years old will need a parent or guardian signature on the waiver; no one under 16 years of age can volunteer.
Find information on proper sandbag placement from the US Army Corps of Engineers below.