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Yankton County residents recover from flood damage

YANKTON COUNTY, South Dakota (KTIV) – Forecasters from the National Weather Service say the James River crested early Saturday morning, at 26.96 feet.

The river remained above 26-feet until Monday morning, when it fell below 25-feet.

The river continues to fall.

Yankton County’s Office of Emergency Management says right now it’s focusing on monitoring the water levels, so they can re-open closed roads.

They say they are also working on getting everyone, who was affected by flooding, to call 211 for assistance.

“Our rescue teams went out and went door to door in the impacted areas and got a list of people if they are coming or going so now its kinda the recovery wait for the river to go down and do some assessments on our county infrastructure the bridges and then the home owners seeing what they have to do to recover,” Paul Scherschligt, Yankton County Emergency Manager.

For safety, emergency managers are asking residents to avoid driving around, or walking around, barricades on flooded roads.

Xava Parra

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