Live Life To The Fullest
Sept. 18, 2019. Well it appears the lake level is starting to slowly recede. However we have a long way to go to get back to “normal”. In the mean time, we pray for sunshine and light winds. On Tuesday, Sept. 17th, Lake County Emergency Management, along with FEMA and other disaster support agencies, held a public service meeting in Madison to provide information on relief efforts and services available. LMDA Vice President Mark Wolf attended the meeting and shared some of the information. In short, the primary focus at this time is still on dealing with flooding versus cleanup and remediation. A couple of important items to focus on right now are; 1). If you need any assistance or need to report damage, please call 2-1-1. 2). Document, document, document. Take pictures, keep track of expenses, track of your time, etc., in case it’s needed for insurance and/or any potential assistance.
The Lake County Emergency Management has a fairly extensive storm resource guide you can find following the link on the county web site: http://www.lake.sd.gov/ . If you have debris to dispose of, residents affected by the flood may haul their debris to the Restricted Use Site at no cost. Hours are 8-12 and 1-4 Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 9-1. This is anticipated to remain open during for the next 4-6 weeks, but specific hours will be re-evaluated next week. This will be updated when that decision is made. The restricted use site is located at 23241 446th Avenue, Winfred, SD, which is 2 miles west of Junius and 1/2 mile north on the west side of the road. Enter through the first gate and follow the road to the attendant. If you go to the building, you have gone too far. Citizens will be asked whether they are a city or county resident, and if it is flood-related –this information is needed for tracking purposes. The fee is waived for flood-related only. If there is non-flood and flood-related items together, they will be charged for non-flood rubble (ie, shingles).
We also looking into other options for debris collection/disposal around the lake and will keep you posted as we learn more. If you have any suggestions or can provide any helpful information, please contact us through the Lake Madison Development Website: lakemadisondevelopment.com/contact
Thank you and please stay safe.
Bob Van Liere, LMDA President.
NO WAKE ZONE!
Due to flooding, The SD GAME FISH AND PARKS has issued a NO WAKE ZONE for Lake Madison, Lake Herman, and Brant Lake. Please share this information. During these high water times, wakes cause unnecessary damage to docks, boats, and property. Please be considerate of your friends and neighbors.