City council receives flooding update

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - The Sioux Falls City Council heard about the recent flooding the city experienced.

Emergency Manager Regan Smith presented the city with a look at the total damage and man hours the city spent in clean up.

According to Smith, the total cost incurred so far is just over $730,000.

According to Smith, the initial damage estimate for the city was just over $1,400,000.

Nearly 2,800 volunteers helped with flooding operations including sandbagging, and cleaning up homes and parks.

"We have thankfully for the volunteers that stepped up and the park team has worked hard to get some of these parks open, trails open, things like that," Smith said. "But it's going to be a process over the summer as we bring our seasonals in and they get in there and start to gather that debris and make the parks what we want them to be."

FEMA will be in Sioux Falls the week of May 13 for a pre-disaster assessment to take a look at documentation and areas that were heavily damaged by the floods.