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Flooding causes evacuations, school closures

September 12, 2019

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say flooding around Madison has caused some residents to evacuate.

Lake County Sheriff Tim Walburg urged people not to drive through Madison as crews were busy moving some people from flooded areas.

KELO-TV reports the area has received 3 to 5 inches of rain in the latest storm. Classes at Dakota State University were canceled until noon Thursday because of the flooded roads. The Mitchell School District also canceled classes because of flooding.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol says flooding closed a section of Interstate 90 near Mitchell.

Meanwhile, residents and business owners in Sioux Falls are dealing with the aftermath of destructive tornadoes and straight line winds. Crews worked Thursday to remove fallen trees and debris that have littered streets after three tornadoes touched down.

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