YANKTON COUNTY, South Dakota (KTIV) – The community of Yankton, South Dakota, continues the recovery process after this weekend’s flooding.
Yankton County Emergency Managers say the water in the James River is starting to recede.
By the end of the week, they hope to allow displaced homeowners to get back into their homes to assess the damages.
Yankton County Deputy Fire Chief Larry Nickles says they want to make sure they take all the proper steps to ensure homes are safe before people are allowed to move back in.
“Now its just a waiting game of when they will be able to return to home and that’s also a concern that we are looking at too, is you know make sure that the electrical systems are okay to go in the house before they are energized and that could cause a problem getting them back in the house,” said Nickles.
Emergency managers say the Red Cross will be providing buckets for cleaning and sanitizing.
“The Center” remains open for flood victims at 900 Whiting Drive.