State Highway Closes

Photo Credit:  Butte County Sheriff’s Office Heavy rains and powerful thunderstorms closed off State Highway 79 in Butte County.  The sheriff’s office took this picture of the flooded highway which was making motorists take different routes.  According the Department of Transport at 8:30pm CDT, Wednesday evening, the highway was open but rough.


Child Trapped in Storm Canal

The Rapid City Fire Department reported this afternoon that a 12 year old child was trapped inside a storm water canal in the Robbinsdale area during a flash flooding incident.  The department reported that the child was carried downstream for about five blocks before he was able to get himself out. The child was taken Read More…


Highway Closes in North-Central, SD

The Corson County Sheriff’s Office has advised that State Highway 1806 north of Kenel is closed.  The agency stated that just north of the North Dakota and South Dakota stated line, the highway has washed out along with vehicles in the water. Law enforcement is asking motorist to stay cleared the area to allow first Read More…

Damaging Winds Flooding Hail Heavy Rain Severe Thunderstorms

Severe Storms / Flooding Continue

Mother Nature continues to bring severe thunderstorms and wet conditions to South Dakota.  On Friday, hail to the size of golf balls (1.75″) were reported near the Spearfish area and half dollar size hail (1.50″) were found near Tilford and Zeona, South Dakota. National Weather Service / Photo Credit: Amanda Breann Damaging winds caused damage Read More…

Flooding Heavy Rain Severe Thunderstorms

Heavy Rains, Flooding

Severe weather once again impacted the state bring large hail, damaging winds, tornadoes, heavy rain and flooding.  Very strong thunderstorms formed over southwest, South Dakota during Wednesday afternoon and became widespread. These thunderstorms brought very heavy rain with locations reporting over two inches.  The Emergency Management at the Oglala Sioux Tribe reported flash flooding over Read More…

Flooding Thunderstorms

Heavy Rains in Custer

Photo Credit:  Custer County Sheriff’s Office The central and southern half of the Black Hills have saw thunderstorms that brought some heavy rains, hail and quick flooding to some locations.  These pictures from the Custer County Sheriff’s Office show what a thunderstorm did in Custer during the early afternoon. Latest Storm Icon Radar:  West-Central, South Read More…


Stay Off Back Roads

Authorities in Brookings County warn motorists to stay off township and gravel roads as the conditions have deteriorated from recent rains. The agency posted this image and social media showing a water running over the road making it in passable. The forecast for the region is calling for scattered showers and thunderstorms tonight and into Read More…


Turner County Flooding

Turner County Sheriff’s Office warns the public no unnecessary travel on roads within county until the flood waters go down. The agency posted this image on social media and ask to refrain from traveling at dark tonight as you may not be able to see flood waters. More rain is expected tonight to continue to add Read More…


Jackson County Reports Flooding

Photo Credit: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office The White River in Jackson County yesterday had shut down State Highway 44 within the county.  This image posted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook showed the waters going over the highway.  Good news, at around 2:00pm CDT, the sheriff’s office reported the highway now open.  The Read More…


Custer County Reports Flooding

On Wednesday, the Custer County Sheriff’s Office reports heavy wet snow across western regions of the county with minor flooding in the east.  The agency stated that the area received over a foot of snow which was creating minor flooding within the county.  The sheriff’s office warns the public to use caution around all creeks, Read More…