Disaster Response: Areas along the Missouri River are preparing for an unprecedented release of water.
Posted on 06/03/2011
As reported, areas along the Missouri River are preparing for an unprecedented release of water through the Corp of Engineers dam system. Areas of most concern are Pierre, Ft. Pierre, Dakota Dunes and Yankton. Lutheran Social Services has been involved with its VOAD partners (Volunteer Organizations Assisting in Disasters) since last weekend. Representatives have been in Pierre since Monday leading efforts in operating the Volunteer Reception Center which is located at Lutheran Memorial Church adjacent to the Capital. The purpose of this reception center is to match needs with volunteers. The phone number is 605-224-1189. Anyone inquiring on how they may assist may call this number for more information.