Emmons County announces volunteer plans, current workEmmons County Emergency Management officials have announced that committees are being organized to coordinate volunteers – an Evacuee Committee and a Volunteer Committee.
Emmons County Emergency Management officials have announced that committees are being organized to coordinate volunteers – an Evacuee Committee and a Volunteer Committee.
Individuals should not enter any flooded or formerly flooded residence until local authorities indicated it is safe to do so. Gas and electricity will not be turned on until inspected and approved by the State Electrical Board.
The National Guard has brought pumps to the area to help remove water from sewer lines. The residents of Linton are strongly urged to conserve water to take the load off the sewer system.
The Emmons County Sheriff’s Office is advising no travel on any county roads due to washed out roads and bridge impairments. Do not travel unless it is an emergency Highway 83 remains closed until further notice, the office said.
West Central Human Service Center is available for any counseling needs residents may have by calling 1-888-328-2662 or by calling the 24-hour crisis line at 1-888-328-2112. Staff will be available in Emmons County after Highway 83 is reopened.
For evacuee services or to volunteer, contact Kristen Vetter at the NDSU Extension Office of Emmons County at 701-254-4811. Listen to local television and radio stations for further updates.