Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Flash Flooding Safety Reminders

Flood Sioux Falls
Flooding off of 69th Street in Western Sioux Falls, 2016.
Dan Peters/Results Radio

Heavy rains in Sioux Falls recently prompted the City of Sioux Falls to remind residents about the dangers of flooding.

It’s not just flooding caused by a river over-flowing it’s banks. People need to be on the lookout for flash flooding no matter where they are in the city.

When Sioux Falls experiences heavy rain, especially over a short period of time, the storm drain system my not be able to keep up. That can cause flooding in intersections,  low-lying streets, drainage areas, and other places prone to flooding.

The first rule of flash flooding is to not drive through flooded areas. There are three dangers with this.

  • First there could be debris on the road hidden by the water that can damage your car.
  • Second, it doesn’t take much to move a car, even a small amount of moving water can carry a vehicle off the road.
  • Third, you don’t know how deep the water really is. At best, the water can stall your car, at worst it can stall and carry you away.

The City of Sioux Falls also asks that people watch for manhole covers that may be missing from roadways after storms. When the storm drainage system becomes pressurized because of high flows, some manhole covers may move or lift off. To report a missing manhole cover you can call the Public Works Street Division at 605-367-8255.

Subscribe to Hot 104.7 – KKLS-FM on

Source: City of Sioux Falls

See Also:

Subscribe to Hot 104.7 – KKLS-FM on


Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Hot 104.7 VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Hot 104.7 VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.