Residents displaced in Dell Rapids due to flooding

DELL RAPIDS, S.D. (KSOO) – Flood levels of the Big Sioux have continued to rise, displacing several residents in Dell Rapids. Jason Gearman with the Minnehaha County Emergency Management team says if you evacuate, be prepared that it could be a while before returning after the waters subside.

Gearman says it’s important to keep in mind what to bring with you if flood waters are making it unsafe to stay in your home.

Sandbagging operations continue in Sioux Falls and townships.

The humane society and animal control say to make arrangements for livestock and take your pets with you, as they have room available for temporary shelter while pet owners evacuate.