Flood Evacuations For Montrose

19 hours ago

Parts of McCook County are currently flooding. Officials with the Emergency Operations Center report sections of Montrose near the East Fork Vermilion River have been evacuated and surrounding highways are shut down. Paul Klaudt is the mayor of Montrose, a town of about 500 people. 

Personalities: The Great Flood of 1993

Apr 7, 2017
Map of the Great Flood of 1993

The Great Flood of 1993 hit the American Midwest from May to September, running along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers and extending into nine states. Naturally, South Dakota was in its path. Chuck Anderson traveled to the southeast corner of the state, a particularly affected region.

He stopped in Montrose, a town of roughly 420 people seated northwest of Sioux Falls, that fell partially underwater. There, he met John Griffith and his father, Bill, who were in the process of repairing a damaged basement where a wall caved in.