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Dakota Dunes officials say 260 households were evacuated overnight

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DAKOTA DUNES, SD (KTIV)- The Dakota Dunes Community Improvement District Board of Supervisors says that 260 households in the Dakota Dunes Community were evacuated overnight.

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Posted by KTIV News 4 on Sunday, March 17, 2019

A 30-member team went door-to-door to the affected homes to inform the residents.

At approximately 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, it appeared there could be water over the top of the banks on the Missouri River in the Spyglass area, which would have impacted residents south of the Meadows, west of the Dakota Dunes Blvd and the Willows area.

Officials say the water did not top the bank at Spyglass.

Officials add that the rivers are stabilizing and their preventative efforts seem to have been effective.


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DAKOTA DUNES, SD (KTIV) – Watch Live: Dakota Dunes officials share an update at 11 a.m. Sunday.

The Dakota Dunes Community Improvement District Board of Supervisors said in an update at 9 a.m., at approximately 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, it appeared there could be water over the top of the banks on the Missouri River in the Spyglass area, which would have impacted residents south of the Meadows, west of the Dakota Dunes Blvd and the Willows area.

Officials said for resident safety and the possibility of utility failure, they decided to issue an evacuation
notice for the area above.

A team of law enforcement, fire department volunteers and others went door to door advising
those affected residents of the evacuation process.

At 8:45 a.m., we notified those residents that they may return home.

Conditions can change rapidly and the river elevations are high but should reduce over the next few days, based on the Army Corps of Engineers release schedule.

Officials said they appreciate the cooperation of those residents impacted during the early Sunday morning
hours.

They will continue to monitor the situation with equipment in place and manpower on site and on call, should the situation require further action for preventative measures and river elevations.

If you have questions, call the Dakota Dunes Community Improvement District Board of Supervisors at (605) 232-4211.


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Dakota Dunes, South Dakota officials said it appears there could be water over the top of the levee on the Missouri River in the Spyglass area, which will impact residents south of the Meadows, west of the Dakota Dunes Blvd and the Willows area.

If this occurs, the sanitary sewer system will be compromised and we will be shutting down the sewer system which should prevent sewer from backing up into basements. Prior to that time, they said residents need to be evacuated from their home for safety reasons.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office, the Dakota Valley Fire Department, Beresford Fire Department, the South Dakota Highway Patrol, and Game, Fish & Park, and Sioux City Night Patrol will be involved going door to door to inform you of this evacuation process.

Officials said they continue to hope this event will not occur.

However, the river level projections tell them that the river may be over the top of the levee in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Again, the area impacted is south of the Meadows, west of the Dakota Dunes Blvd. and the Willows area.

They believe this evacuation will be a short term event.

However, they ask that you must be prepared and ask for your cooperation for the safety of all our residents in this area.

For those evacuated a shelter has been set up at West Middle School in Sioux City, IA at 3301 West 19th Street.

If you have questions call the Dakota Dunes Community Improvement District Board of Supervisors at (605) 232-4211.

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