January 18, 2019

Emergency Management

If you see something, say something[1]

UPDATE: 6/22/2018 6:00PM

Sand and sandbags have been dropped off at the Jefferson Community Center and in Elk Point. In Elk Point, sandbags are located at the new Union County Highway shop on East Rose Street, across the street from Load King.


UPDATE 6/22/2018 1:00PM

Because of the large amount of rain and the ensuing runoff, Union County is experiencing rising waters on The Big Sioux River and it’s tributaries. Due to a derailed train on the Rock River (Big Sioux Tributary) in Northwest Iowa, an unknown amount of crude oil has entered the Rock River.  There is a reported sheen of oil heading downstream and cleanup efforts are in progress at this time. Please be advised that for your personal safety, do not enter the river or any of the flood waters and keep pets and livestock away from the waters.

In addition: be advised that any shallow wells located immediately adjacent to floodwaters or that have been inundated by floodwater should not be used until the spill danger has passed.

Due to the excessive rain and runoff, water is currently running over roads or segments roads in Union County.  Please see the Union County Highway Department link (below under Flood Related Links).


Union County Office of Emergency Management


Andy Minihan, Emergency Manager

31312 473rd Avenue

Elk Point, SD 57025


u[email protected]


Call 911 for any & all emergencies.

If you see something, Say something!




Click here to view the Union County Highway System map


State of South Dakota Highway Road Conditions


South Dakota Office of Emergency Management


Sioux Falls National Weather Service



Flood Related Links:

Union County Highway Department (Road closure updates)

NWS Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service

FEMA Floodplain Maps
Local Flood Planning Contacts
Official Site of NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program) – FloodSmart.gov
South Dakota Flood Disaster Recovery website


Local Emergency Planning Committee information (LEPC):


 Click below for information on LEPC –
Local Emergency Planning Committee


Preparedness Links:


Emergency Preparedness for Kids
2016 Severe Weather Preparedness Guide
Winter Preparedness Guide


Utility Emergency Contacts
MidAmerican Energy: (888) 427-5632


Last updated on January 17, 2019 4:23 pm