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SD Gov. declares state of emergency after severe flooding


South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has declared a state of emergency as a result of the severe flooding in southeast South Dakota.

Tuesday, Daugaard ordered the opening of the State Emergency Operations Center to monitor the effects of the torrential rains and coordinate the state's response.

Severe storms moved across parts of eastern South Dakota, Monday, closing roads, flooding streets, like I-29, and increasing flows in the Big Sioux River.

With the Big Sioux River forecast to crest on Friday night at a record level, South Dakota officials are warning residents in southern Union County to take steps to protect themselves and their property.

Officials say the areas of concern include: all of North Sioux City, and the entire McCook Lake area.

That could include Wynstone and Deer Run communities.

Residents of Dakota Dunes also face the potential for flooding.

There's a community meeting to update residents Wednesday night, at 6:30, at the Dakota Valley High School.

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