Flood Warning remains in effect in parts of the Black Hills - KOTA Territory News

Flood Warning remains in effect in parts of the Black Hills

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Although flooding has subsided, a flood warning remains in effect Friday night in Pennington, Custer, and Meade Counties.

Calen Maningas with the Rapid City Fire Department says the steady flow of water from the Pactola Reservoir and snow melt is flushing into creeks and streams very quickly.

Early Friday, Battle Creek flowed up and over the banks, washing out roads in some spots of Keystone.

Some roads were partially closed in Keystone as well as Rapid City, but have since opened.

"Water just a foot can start to affect vehicles trying to pass through," said Maningas. "Above that we can even start to see vehicles moved, floated, pushed by water, and hydraulics." 

Flooding isn't the only threat; high winds Friday knocked down more trees and branches, and large gusts could still bring down power lines.

"A main concern that we still have is overhead hazards," said Maningas. "Such as power lines and trees and tree branches that already are compromised because of the heavy snow storm."

In response to lower overnight temperatures, the American Red Cross has opened a shelter in Rapid City for residents who are without power and are unable to remain in their homes.

You'll need proof of residence (photo id or utility bill).

The shelter is located at 1205 N. Maple Ave.

 

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