Posts Tagged ‘rain’

Morning Meeting: Upcoming Holiday Travel

Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 8:55 am
By: Karen Sherman
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It’s the last day of August and we’re just around the corner from a holiday weekend – so we’re looking at what experts are predicting in terms of travel and gas prices.  Are you planning to travel this weekend?  How do your plans compare to years past?

Last night’s rain pushed Sioux Falls over the 30-inch mark for the year.  We’ll take a look back at record rainfall.

Storms moving through Dimock, South Dakota, caused some damage at a lumber yard and a farm.  We’ll show you the damage tonight on KELOLAND News.

We’ll also have an update from Mayor Mike Huether on Sioux Falls construction projects.  He’s holding a news conference at 10:30 a.m. today to go over the details.

Morning Meeting: More Flooding Possible?

Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 9:05 am
By: Karen Sherman
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This morning, crews are working to fix a water main break near 66th Street and Sundowner Avenue.  Also, the heat from yesterday caused parts of 12th Street to buckle, so crews are also busy there.  And an outage this morning has Xcel Energy working to restore power to people in and around downtown Sioux Falls and determine a cause.

We’ll have updates on these stories today on KELOLAND News.

In addition, we’re nearing the start of school and Project SOS (Supply Our Students) needs help.  They’re short about 700 backpacks so we’ll talk with them about the need and how you can help.

We’re at the Rally today, talking with Sturgis police about how they fight crime during Bike Week.

And with more rain in the forecast, we’re bracing for more of what we faced last week with the sewer issues.  Mayor Mike Huether is asking that people conserve water ahead of the storm, but to also be prepared for restrictions if the need arises.

Morning Meeting: Investigation Update

Posted: Friday, July 23, 2010 at 8:37 am
By: Karen Sherman
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We’re awaiting a “significant update” on the death investigation near Lake Alvin.  Authorities are expected to release more details at a news briefing this morning.  We’ll bring you the information as soon as it’s available.

Looks like there’s a chance for severe weather this evening.  These storms could also bring heavy rain to areas already dealing with flooding problems, like George, Iowa.  However, even with all the rain we’ve received, some places could use more moisture.

We’ll be keeping a close watch on the conditions — which, at this point, are favorable for severe weather over much of eastern South Dakota — and bring you updates on KELOLAND News and KELOLAND.com.

Morning Meeting: Talk About Flooding

Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010 at 10:18 am
By: Karen Sherman
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Rain was the story last week; it’s only logical that flooding is the story for this Monday morning.

We have crews covering the impact of the flooding across the state.  From Hitchcock to Ravinia, Parkston to the James River near Olivet.  We’re getting plenty of uShare photos of the flooding from across KELOLAND as well.  You can find those here:  http://www.keloland.com/photogallery/PhotoAlbumPreDetail6278.cfm?SubCategoryId=42

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uShare Photo - West of Wagner, SD

Flooding was the main topic of discussion at this morning’s meeting.  We also looked at the campground flood story out of Arkansas where a 20th victim has been found.  With the heavy rainfall our area has seen recently, are there any areas we could see a similar situation?

UPDATE: 10:45 a.m.

The City of Sioux Falls issued a release moments ago with the names of three appointees to department head positions and the name of a new city attorney.  [Huether Announces City Attorney, Director Appointments]

Right now, we know two of the positions do not require approval from the city council — Director of Community Development and Public Parking and Director of Central Services.  But because the Public Health Director oversees more than 5 percent of the city’s budget, this appointee — Jill Franken — will need approval by the City Council at a meeting on June 21.  The appointee for city attorney will also need similar approval.

We’ll have the latest on this story tonight on KELOLAND News.