Our inaugural concert summer at the Meadow has come to an end. As has the flooding disaster that has plagued Pierre for months. The kids are back in school and you finally have a little time to yourself. Well, breathe in that autumnal air, take a nice long walk in the beautiful South Dakotan foothills and come back home refreshed and ready to participate in the recovery effort. Here is a run down of the latest news and events concerning the 2001 Flooding and Recovery in Pierre:
Top Flood Headlines -
Oahe Dam Releases Continue to Decrease! Release is expected to be down to 55,000 cubic feet / second by September 23rd. — Capitol Journal.
The City of Pierre’s landfill baling facility is now accepting sandbags around the clock, people with pallets of sandbags should contact the baling facility at (605) 773‑7434 to make delivery arrangements and ensure a forklift is available for assistance. — City of Pierre
Don’t miss out on Federal disaster aid because you think you have registered — be sure! — Dakota Radio Group
Be careful when driving on the streets of Pierre as many of them will have gravel through the winter and sinkholes continue to develop. — Capitol Journal
Check the calendar before you water your lawn. Pierre Water Restrictions Remain in Place. — Capitol Journal
Recovery To Do List —
Flood Cleanup Weekends — Volunteers interested in helping remove sandbags from homes should call the Flood Recovery Helpline at 224‑1189 and that is also the same number that homeowners should call if they need assistance.
Wednesday, September 14th at 2pm FEMA / SBA Flood Forum for Business Owners @ the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce Community Room (800 W. Dakota Ave.) email Laura Schoen Carbonneau (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Chamber for more details.
Keep Going! Recovering from the Missouri River flooding this summer is like eating an elephant — you have to do it one bite at a time. — Argus Leader
To donate to the Oahe Long-Term Recovery Needs Fund send your contributions, payable to:
Oahe Flood Relief Fund
c/o PO Box 548
Pierre, SD 57501