PIERRE, South Dakota (KTIV) – South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has announced the state is preparing an emergency declaration in response to blizzard and flooding conditions impacting the state.
On Thursday Noem ordered the opening of the state Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Pierre to coordinate the state’s response to the weather.
“Having the EOC open gives counties one place to go in state government with their questions or resource requests,” said Noem. “With the EOC, we have the needed state agencies at one site together to help better manage the response to this severe storm.”
Noem has requested that people stay at home to allow crews time to clean roads and streets.