Yankton County Declares State Of Emergency

Yankton County Declares State Of Emergency

The Yankton County Commissioners have declared a state of emergency.

At their meeting Tuesday, they took the action to help in recovery efforts from last week’s derecho.

Yankton County Emergency Manager Paul Scherschligt says the declaration is needed to be eligible for any financial assistance from the state…

Scherschligt adds that if anyone has any damage from last week’s storm, please report it as soon as possible…

Last Thursday’s storm brought widespread damages across the county as a whole. In many areas, trees were uprooted and the towns of Gayville, Utica, and Lesterville all received heavy damage from the storm. Wind gusts of up to 89 miles per hour were recorded in Yankton County.