Quinn Dam breached, flood warning issued! Large amounts of water may be uncontrollably released soon

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN/KOTA TV) – With fears that a dam will collapse, the National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a flash flood warning for several counties, now through 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday morning, emergency management reported a breach in the Quinn Dam. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly, especially if the dam fails.

Counties are:
• Southwestern Haakon County
• Northwestern Jackson County
• East central Pennington County

Some locations that will experience flooding include Quinn and Cottonwood, and locations along Cottonwood Creek.

People in these areas need to be aware and if necessary, move to higher ground.

www.kotatv.com/content/news/Quinn-Dam-breached-flood-warning-issued-507673691.html

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/quinn-dam-flash-floods-warning-latest-dakota-a8840816.html

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BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
927 AM MDT TUE MAR 26 2019

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RAPID CITY HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
SOUTHWESTERN HAAKON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA…
NORTHWESTERN JACKSON COUNTY IN SOUTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA…
EAST CENTRAL PENNINGTON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA…

* UNTIL 330 PM MDT TUESDAY.

* AT 925 AM MDT, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED A BREACH IN THE QUINN
DAM. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY, ESPECIALLY IF
THE DAM FAILS.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
QUINN AND COTTONWOOD, AND LOCATIONS ALONG COTTONWOOD CREEK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE.

LAT…LON 4402 10175 4400 10171 4395 10182 4395 10190
4396 10197 4396 10205 4398 10214 4401 10214
4398 10204 4399 10198 4398 10190

POJORLIE

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