The Board of Meade County Commissioners has issued a disaster declaration in response to the damage to County infrastructure from the continued severe weather events.
Meade County, South Dakota, has suffered extreme damage, started by “an historic severe weather event of rare intensity” that occurred on March 13th and continued with rapid snowmelt, flooding, and additional severe weather events persisting to this day.
County roads have been divided into zones around existing stockpiles of gravel, and roads within each zone will be assessed by severity of damage and the worst areas will receive priority work.
The Board of Meade County Commissioners has authorized expending county funds for contract trucking, gravel crushing, and the utilization of all highway department assets in mitigating the damage to county gravel roads. Additionally, to expedite the repairs, the highway department is seeking to purchase gravel from non-county gravel pits as identified in the map below.