South Dakota – A winter storm produced blizzard conditions, caused varying degrees of damage to homes due to falling trees and left widespread power outages which prompted some evacuations in Sioux Falls Tuesday night.
A local state of emergency has been declared.
The Sioux Falls Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is partially activated.
At the request of Emergency management the Sioux Empire Chapter opened a shelter and will provide food and comfort kits to residents.
Chapter has Disaster Mental Health and Health Services staff available and plans to partner with the government’s health services where volunteers are few.
Chapter is in communication with the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC).