Spring runoff woes

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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 3:04 pm

Hughes/Stanley Emergency Manager Rob Fines says daytime highs may climb into the 60’s midweek, which will likely bring high runoffs to many areas of Hughes and Stanley counties, particularly in the Blunt area in Hughes.

Responding to the flood threat, Blunt firefighters took a proactive approach and filled 500 sandbags during their meeting Monday night.

The sandbags are staged in the county yard for anyone needing them, and additional sandbags will be filled if water does flow through town.

Localized flash

flooding in Onida

Residents of the Circle Line Drive neighborhood were surprised Sunday night by a sudden burst of water down their street.

Onida Mayor Gary Wickersham says that water that had been caught behind snow in the south part of town suddenly let loose, sending a flash flood to the railroad tracks. For homeowners on the west side of Circle Line Drive, water was running both along the railroad tracks behind their homes and down the street in front of their homes.

Neighbors scrambled to open up the culvert under the tracks in the 500 block of 6th Street, and through their quick action, prevented their properties from being damaged.

Sully County sees

little impact so far

Sully County Emergency Manager Curt Olson says that so far Sully County has experienced very minor flooding with water on the road in only a few places.

Olson urges people traveling Sully County roads to be alert to flooded roads and to avoid them whenever possible.

Olson says that anyone encountering a flooded road should report it to make sure the Highway Department is aware of it. Highway personnel have been continuously monitoring and flagging roads impacted by spring runoff.

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