Hughes County declare disaster emergency due to the weather

PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- The Hughes County Commission has taken steps to get ahead of any possible disaster declarations that might be made by Governor Kristi Noem regarding a series of December blizzards.  County Manager Lori Jacobson says state emergency management officials encouraged the county to make the declaration.

The dates included in the resolution are from December 12th to 17th;  21st to the 24 and the 25th to the 26th.  Emergency Manager Cathy Strudle says any disaster declaration funding would cover many costs incurred by the county for dealing with the blizzards.

The disaster declaration was approved by the Hughes County Commission on a unanimous vote.