Tuesday, 22 March 2011 06:46
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) _ South Dakota's State Emergency Operations
Center has opened in Pierre, in preparation for expected widespread
Gov. Dennis Daugaard ordered the center opened at 7 a.m.
The center houses representatives from state and federal
agencies and other groups that help respond to flooding. Daugaard
says it helps ensure a coordinated response.
Many rivers and streams already are overflowing, and Daugaard
says there could be record flooding in some areas.
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