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Media Briefing

03/14/2019 3:00 p.m.

All city streets and bridges have opened to traffic and travel restrictions have been lifted.  Many areas of the community continue to experience flooding and standing water.  Continue to avoid these dangerous areas to minimize your risk of contact with infection, chemicals, or other injury.

Please continue to restrict your water use to only absolute necessities through Friday, March 15th.    The restrictions are designed to help the wastewater treatment plant manage very large sewage volumes.  Please direct your sump pumps into your yards and never connect them to your floor drains or utility sink.  The drinking water system is safe and plentiful.  The restrictions as noted are to help alleviate flows through the sanitary sewer system.

The Auld-Brokaw Trail is flooded and the entire trail system closed for the foreseeable future.  Erosion and flood damage make the trail unsafe for any use.  The Summit Activity Center and Yankton Community Library will resume regular hours and services tomorrow, Friday March 15th

The Transfer Station will open to receive flood damaged materials at no cost from City of Yankton residents and businesses from March 15th-March 30th.  Detailed information is available at cityofyankton.org

If you are missing your solid waste or recycling roll cart or have found a roll cart you may contact 605-668-5221 to report the address.  If you’ve found a roll cart, if possible, please report the serial number printed on the cart to help crews identify what address to return the cart. 

Yankton County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is operating a free self-serve sandbagging station at the Yankton County Highway Department, 3302 W City Limits Road. 

Volunteers can contact 211.  The City encourages everyone to check on your neighbors and offer assistance if you are able.  The Red Cross is maintaining the emergency shelter, for more information contact 211.

The City of Yankton will continue to provide important updates periodically, but as the emergency situation has stabilizing, those updates are anticipated to be less frequent.  If you have non-emergency questions or concerns, please contact the City Manager’s office at 605-668-5221.

 

Yankton Flood Debris Cleanup-- March 15th-March 30th, 2019

Due to the anticipated disaster declaration by the Yankton Board of City Commissioners, the Transfer Station will be opened for no cost disposal of flood damaged debris from properties within the City of Yankton.  Only flood damaged items from properties located in the City of Yankton are eligible.  Loads will be weighed and written records collected from participants for disaster program documentation.  Loads must be strictly flood damaged materials, no mixed loads.  Attempting to include items not impacted by the flood will decrease our community’s ability to apply for disaster aid funding programs. 

Items will not be collected curbside during this effort.  The annual citywide cleanup event will be held as previously announced.

March 15th – March 30th: Drop-off of flood damaged debris at the Transfer Station,

1200 W 23rd  Street.  Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Eligible storm damaged items include:

  • Damaged sheet rock, carpet, and other building materials
  • Furniture and other flood damaged household items
  • Tree branches (no cost disposal available at any time)

Ineligible items include:

  • Tires
  • Refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, motor oils, or automotive-type batteries
  • Paints, thinners, painting oils, and other house hold hazardous waste.
  • All other items not damaged by the flood event

For further information, contact the City of Yankton Street Department at 668-5211.

 

03/14/2019 1:00 p.m.

 

03/14/2019 12:00 p.m.

Flood waters appear to be receding however the community is still experiencing snow and strong winds that have contributed to icy roads and sidewalks.  City crews are out sanding and treating roadways as necessary.  Many City roadways have reopened but several closures remain in place.  Please limit your travel today.  Driving around, over or through a barricade is dangerous and a Class 2 misdemeanor. 

Emergency personnel have been having difficulty reaching their destinations and responding to calls in a timely manner due in part to travelers trying to reach flooded areas to take photographs and videos.  Flood waters including standing water are cold, unpredictable, and dangerous.  Flood and standing waters may pose various risks, including infectious diseases, chemical hazards and injuries.

The wastewater treatment plant is experiencing extraordinary sanitary sewer flows.  Please restrict your water use to only absolute necessities through Friday, March 15th.    The restrictions are designed to help the wastewater treatment plant manage very large sewage volumes.  Please direct your sump pumps into your yards and never connect them to your floor drains or utility sink.     

The drinking water system is safe and plentiful.  The restrictions as noted are to help alleviate flows through the sanitary sewer system.

The Auld-Brokaw Trail is flooded and the entire trail system closed for the foreseeable future.  Erosion and flood damage make the trail unsafe for any use. 

Crews are working to remove flood debris from roadways.  Please don’t move branches or other items into the roadway.  A citywide collection plan for flood damaged household items (carpet, sheetrock, furniture, etc…) will be announced later.

Volunteers can contact 211.  The City encourages everyone to check on your neighbors and offer assistance if you are able. 

The Red Cross has set up an emergency shelter, for more information contact 211.

 

 

03/13/2019 5:00 p.m. 

No travel is advised in the City in Yankton. Numerous road closures are in place. Do not drive around barricades or on flooded roadways, it is both dangerous and illegal. Please remain where you are until conditions improve. If you are in immediate danger please call 911. Non-emergency calls are not currently being answered by law enforcement at this time.

The short term forecast calls for ongoing wet weather today with snow and windy conditions tomorrow.

Fifty to seventy homes in the northwestern area of the community around Valley Drive were without power. Northwestern Energy has restored power to most customers and continues to evaluate the situation to determine when power may be restored to all affected customers.

Summit Activity Center and Yankton Community Library are closed Thursday, March 14th. Solid waste and recycling for Thursday and Friday are suspended. Collection will occur next week as conditions permit.

Citizens with mobility or health issues who are unable to remain in their homes should contact 211 for emergency shelter options.

 

If you should have questions or concerns, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (605) 668-5221.