Yankton County Flooding

The number of motorists stranded within Yankton city limits and throughout the county Wednesday while attempting to drive through floodwaters kept emergency personnel busy throughout much of the afternoon.

Emergency Management Director Paul Scherschligt says at least six vehicles became stranded and required assistance.

Scherschligt says performing rescues takes emergency personnel away from other duties and may place their well-being in jeopardy.

With about three-fourths of the county highway system closed due to flooding Scherschligt says residents are asked to travel only when absolutely necessary.