Union County Emergency Management Maps and Information

Interstate 29 Closure Update (Tuesday, June 25, 2024 – 9:15 a.m.)
The Interstate 29 closure remains in effect this morning between exits 2 and 26 in southeast South Dakota. Find detour maps at https://www.SD511.org or https://dot.sd.gov/travelers/travelers/flooding-information.
The water recession is being continually monitored and has receded below the southbound lanes on I-29. SDDOT crews are mobilized to begin debris clean up and levee removal for the southbound lanes.
SDDOT anticipates reopening the southbound lanes on I-29 later this afternoon on Tuesday, June 25, 2024.
It is anticipated that the northbound lanes on I-29 will be reopened by end of day on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, provided the water levels continue to recede.
Motorists are reminded that once I-29 has reopened, local roads continue to be impacted by high water, clean-up, and emergency response. The public is asked to please to stay away from these impacted areas to allow the response efforts to be done safely. Motorists should not drive through rushing or standing water over roadways as the road may be washed out underneath.
Please visit https://sd511.org or download the SD511 mobile app to view all current road closures and highway obstructions.

SHELTERS OPEN

𝐀 𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐬 𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐲𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐂𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐭 𝟒𝟎𝟏 𝐆𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐨𝐧 𝐃𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞, 𝐒𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐱 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐲, 𝐈𝐀.

AREA CLOSED

𝐍𝐎𝐑𝐓𝐇𝐒𝐇𝐎𝐑𝐄 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐏𝐄𝐍𝐑𝐎𝐒𝐄 𝐀𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐒

𝐍𝐎 𝐀𝐂𝐂𝐄𝐒𝐒 𝐖𝐈𝐋𝐋 𝐁𝐄 𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐓𝐄𝐃 𝐓𝐎 𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐒𝐄 𝐀𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐒

𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐒 𝐀𝐑𝐄𝐀 𝐈𝐒 𝐂𝐔𝐑𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐋𝐘 𝐔𝐒𝐀𝐅𝐄 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐀𝐍𝐘𝐎𝐍𝐄 𝐓𝐎 𝐁𝐄 𝐈𝐍

𝐃𝐎 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐀𝐓𝐓𝐄𝐌𝐏𝐓 𝐓𝐎 𝐀𝐂𝐂𝐄𝐒𝐒 𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐒𝐄 𝐀𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐒

𝐋𝐨𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐬𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲.
𝐖𝐞 𝐚𝐬𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐩𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧.
𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐩𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐨𝐜𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐝.
𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐘𝐨𝐮,
𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐄𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐲 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭

𝐉𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐚, 𝐍𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡 𝐒𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐱 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐚, 𝐖𝐲𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐚, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐃𝐚𝐤𝐨𝐭𝐚 𝐃𝐮𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐚 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬.
𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐝, 𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐮𝐚𝐭𝐞.
𝐃𝐎 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐰𝐚𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠!!
𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐨𝐚𝐭𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐚
𝐌𝐂 𝐂𝐎𝐎𝐊 𝐋𝐀𝐊𝐄 𝐈𝐒 𝐂𝐋𝐎𝐒𝐄𝐃
𝐃𝐎 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐋𝐀𝐔𝐍𝐂𝐇 𝐀𝐍𝐘 𝐖𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐑𝐂𝐑𝐀𝐅𝐓 𝐎𝐍𝐓𝐎 𝐌𝐂 𝐂𝐎𝐎𝐊 𝐋𝐀𝐊𝐄
𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐒 𝐈𝐒 𝐔𝐍𝐃𝐄𝐑 𝐎𝐑𝐃𝐄𝐑 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐓𝐄 𝐎𝐅 𝐒𝐎𝐔𝐓𝐇 𝐃𝐀𝐊𝐎𝐓𝐀
𝐆𝐀𝐌𝐄 𝐅𝐈𝐒𝐇 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐏𝐀𝐑𝐊𝐒
𝐈𝐅 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐂𝐀𝐔𝐆𝐇𝐓 𝐔𝐒𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐖𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐑𝐂𝐑𝐀𝐅𝐓 𝐎𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐋𝐀𝐊𝐄 𝐀𝐓 𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐒
𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐖𝐈𝐋𝐋 𝐁𝐄 𝐅𝐈𝐍𝐄𝐃

To report residential or commercial flooding please follow this link:

Under Form please select either residential or commercial.

TURN AROUND AND DON’T DROWN should you encounter a flooded road. At no time is it advisable to attempt to drive on a flooded road.

Flood Warning issued June 24 at 1:01PM CDT until June 25 at 1:00PM CDT by NWS Sioux Falls SD
SUMMARY:
——–
* WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues. This
extends the previous areal flood warnings which were in effect.
* WHERE…Portions of northwest Iowa, including the following
counties, Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Lyon, O’Brien,
Osceola and Sioux, southwest Minnesota, including the following
counties, Jackson, Nobles and Rock, and southeast South Dakota,
including the following counties, Clay, Davison, Hanson,
Hutchinson, Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, Turner and Union.
* WHEN…Until 100 PM CDT Tuesday.
* IMPACTS…Flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying
and flood-prone locations is imminent or occurring. Several
structures are flooded and some sand bagging operations are
continuing. Numerous roads remain closed due to flooding.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…
– At 1257 PM CDT, emergency management reported heavy rain in
the warned area due to thunderstorms. Flooding is already
occurring. Between 4 and 16 inches of rain have fallen,
highest across portions of Turner and Lincoln Counties in
South Dakota, as well as Sioux and Lyon Counties in Iowa,
where widespread 10 to 16 inches of rain fell.
– Flooding impacts will continue, but the chance for additional
rainfall in the next 2 to 3 days is low.
– Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Spencer In Clay County, Sioux Center,
Orange City, Sheldon, Spirit Lake, Jackson In Jackson County,
Canton, Sibley, Rock Rapids, Hawarden, Beresford, Parker,
Lake Vermillion State Recreation Area, Harrisburg, Tea, Rock
Valley, Milford and Hull.
AFFECTS: Buena Vista, IA; Cherokee, IA; Clay, IA; Dickinson, IA; Lyon, IA; O’Brien, IA; Osceola, IA; Sioux, IA; Jackson, MN; Nobles, MN; Rock, MN; Clay, SD; Davison, SD; Hanson, SD; Hutchinson, SD; Lincoln, SD; McCook, SD; Minnehaha, SD; Turner, SD; Union, SD
INSTRUCTION: Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.
Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.
URL TO CAMPAIGN DETAILS (WITH UP-TO-DATE WEATHER ALERT DETAILS):
URGENCY: Expected
SEVERITY: Severe
CERTAINTY: Likely
EFFECTIVE DATE: 6/24/24 1:01 PM CST
EXPIRATION DATE: 6/25/24 1:00 PM CST
FULL ALERT TEXT:
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* WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues. This
extends the previous areal flood warnings which were in effect.
* WHERE…Portions of northwest Iowa, including the following
counties, Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Lyon, O’Brien,
Osceola and Sioux, southwest Minnesota, including the following
counties, Jackson, Nobles and Rock, and southeast South Dakota,
including the following counties, Clay, Davison, Hanson,
Hutchinson, Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, Turner and Union.
* WHEN…Until 100 PM CDT Tuesday.
* IMPACTS…Flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying
and flood-prone locations is imminent or occurring. Several
structures are flooded and some sand bagging operations are
continuing. Numerous roads remain closed due to flooding.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…
– At 1257 PM CDT, emergency management reported heavy rain in
the warned area due to thunderstorms. Flooding is already
occurring. Between 4 and 16 inches of rain have fallen,
highest across portions of Turner and Lincoln Counties in
South Dakota, as well as Sioux and Lyon Counties in Iowa,
where widespread 10 to 16 inches of rain fell.
– Flooding impacts will continue, but the chance for additional
rainfall in the next 2 to 3 days is low.
– Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Spencer In Clay County, Sioux Center,
Orange City, Sheldon, Spirit Lake, Jackson In Jackson County,
Canton, Sibley, Rock Rapids, Hawarden, Beresford, Parker,
Lake Vermillion State Recreation Area, Harrisburg, Tea, Rock
Valley, Milford and Hull.

See the full message w/ attachments at:

https://hrpow.us/H4YBDPX

Heavy rains across South Dakota — we have been in constant communication with county emergency managers to track water levels and flooding.
Some tips until water levels subside:
-Be cautious as you travel this morning. Some roadways have become impassable — check SD511.org
-Remember that if there is damage to your personal property, please contact your personal insurance company.