Flood Fight Underway in Union County

Flood Fight Underway in Union County

Photo: WNAX

State and local officials are scrambling to get flood protection in place before a record crest moves down the Big Sioux River into Union County.
Governor Dennis Daugaard, at a news conference in Elk Point said all the indication are there for major flooding……

Daugaard says the projected water levels continue to change……..

The Governor says Interstate 29 will be closed, and used in part for the flood fight…………

More information was released at a community meeting last night which indicated that McCook Lake will see the most water as the overflow crosses the interstate at Exit 4 and flows across Northshore into McCook Lake. Homes along North Shore should sandbag from Exit 4 to the High School. Homes along that area may be evacuated
North Sioux City: most water will be diverted by the corps levee into the Big Sioux
Dakota Dunes: levee should hold the water but will be monitoring the flow for any unexpected variables like debris and deterioration of the levee
I-29: will be closed at noon today (Thursday) at Exit 4. Exit 1&2 will stay open but they may be closed.

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