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Tuesday, 8/2/2022 8:58 PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning from Tuesday 8:40 pm to 9:15 pm.

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...

  • Moody County in east central South Dakota...
  • Kingsbury County in east central South Dakota...
  • Lake County in east central South Dakota...
  • Southeastern Sanborn County in east central South Dakota...
  • Miner County in east central South Dakota...
  • Brookings County in east central South Dakota...

Until 9:15 PM

At 840 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Bryant to Ramona to near Lake Herman State Park, moving east at 60 mph.

Hazard – 60 mph wind gusts.  Strongest winds are likely occurring ahead of the rain and lightning!

Source:  Radar Indicated.

IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Severe thunderstorms will be near...
Madison, Lake Herman State Park, Ramona and Orland around 845 PM.
Wentworth, Sinai and Nunda around 850 PM.
Volga, Arlington, Badger, Chester and Hetland around 855 PM.
Brookings, Colman and Lake Poinsett around 900 PM.
Aurora, Egan, Trent and Oakwood State Park around 905 PM.
Flandreau and Bruce around 910 PM.
Elkton, White and Ward around 915 PM.

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. 

 

Tuesday, 8/2/2022 12:00 PM

Heat Advisory for Brookings County on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 from 12:00 PM-8:00 PM

WHAT...Heat index values of 100 to 105 are expected.
WHERE...Portions of central, east central, south central and southeast South Dakota, northeast Nebraska, northwest and west central Iowa and southwest Minnesota. This includes the Tribal Lands of the Yankton Sioux Tribal Nation and the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Nation.
WHEN...From noon to 8 PM CDT Tuesday.
IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.
ACTIONS...
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, schedule frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

 

Sunday, 5/14/2022 2:24 PM

SDSU - Campus Status May 14th

South Dakota State University Brookings main campus, south of HWY 14 bypass, will open at 3 PM today May 14th. Normal weekend hours and access will be in place. The Wellness Center will remain closed, but open for normal hours on Sunday May 15th. SD Art Museum will remain closed and reopen Monday. McCrory Visitor Center will open Monday but the gardens remain closed. Hours for other specific operations may vary. Please be advised that clean up crews continue to work.

Friday, 5/12/2022 7:12 PM

SDSU - Campus Closure Update

The Brookings campus will remain closed for Saturday, May 14 to allow for continued damage assessment and recovery. Only essential employees approved by their supervisor will be allowed on campus only between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. All essential employees that come to campus must check-in at Facilities and Services. An "All-Clear" message will be sent through this communication channel when campus is open.

Thursday, 5/12/2022 9:26 PM

SDSU - Campus Closure (Friday, May13)

The SDSU Brookings campus will be close Friday due to power loss and recovery efforts. Only essential employees approved by their supervisor will be allowed on campus. An all-clear message will be sent on this system when campus is open.

Thursday, 5/12/2022 5:22 PM

South Dakota State University - Emergency Weather Alert

National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Brookings area until 6:00 PM CST. Destructive 90 mph winds. Take shelter in a sturdy building, away from windows. Flying debris may be deadly to those caught without shelter. It will be moving quickly.

Tuesday, 2/8/2022 9:58 a.m.


SDSU - Fire at Dairy Farm All Clear

SDSU Campus Community - The fire scene at the dairy farm is ALL CLEAR.

Tuesday, 2/8/2022 8:46 a.m.

SDSU - Fire at Dairy Farm Update

SDSU Campus Community - The fire is out at the Dairy Farm. Clean up is in progress. Please continue to avoid the area as the road is closed.

Tuesday, 2/8/2022 8:34 a.m.

SDSU - Fire at Dairy Farm

SDSU Campus Community - There is a fire at the Dairy Farm, north of town on Medary Avenue (Old 77). Emergency responders are onsite. We do ask that everyone avoid the area while they work to contain the fire. We will notify you when it is all clear.

Friday 2/4/2022 at 1 p.m.

SDSU Emergency Management sent out a test message to all faculty, staff, students and opt-in. The message that was sent via email is below:

This is a test by South Dakota State University of the campus alert system. The campus alert system is intended to be used to notify individuals of extreme emergencies. Please confirm the receipt of this message. If you have questions or comments pertaining to this test message, send an email to sdsu.emergencymanagement@sdstate.edu.

SMS (Text) message:
This is a test by SDSU of the campus alert system. The campus alert system is intended to be used to notify individuals of extreme emergencies. 


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