September 17, 2019

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City acknowledges county disaster resolution

The Madison City Commission acknowledged on Monday a resolution approved by the Lake County Commission asking for assistance from state and federal governments to help the county recover from last week’s flooding.

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Monday 09/16/2019
Late school start

2 hr late start for Chester Area School on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

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Sandbagging reaches from city to lake

Workers ranging from middle school-age volunteers to state prison inmates filled bags with sand during the last several days to help Lake Madison residents in their attempts to keep floodwater out of their homes.

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Sunday 09/15/2019
Late school starts

Late school starts Monday:  Chester 2 hours late, buses where possible . Rutland 9:30 start, buses running 1 hour behind, no AM preschool. Madison 1 hour late, buses on paved roads where possible, will serve breakfast; free breakfast and lunch all week.

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Madison Central announces late start for Monday

Superintendent Joel Jorgenson announced on Sunday afternoon that Madison Central, Madison Christian and St. Thomas schools would have a one-hour late start on Monday, Sept. 16.

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Friday 09/13/2019
County ratifies emergency disaster declaration

The Lake County Commissioners ratified an emergency declaration on Friday morning in order to make as many resources as possible available to those in the county affected by flooding.

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Thursday 09/12/2019
Schools closed Friday

Rutland and Madison schools are closed on Friday due to continued flooding and road conditions.

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FREE e-Edition Access for September 12, 2019

Due to the large amounts of rainfall and flooding in our area, newspaper delivery might be delayed until water recedes and roads are passable. The Madison Daily Leader appreciates your patience and understanding.

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Rescue efforts coordinated from EOC

Despite having worked through the wee hours of the morning to ensure the safety of area residents, those manning the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Thursday morning hadn't lost their sense of humor.

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Thursday 09/12/2019
No school in Chester

Chester Area School has canceled classes Thursday due to area flooding.

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Madison water /sewer

Madison, SD - Due to the overload of water at the treatment plants, residents are asked to curtail the use of water & the sanitary sewer until water recedes.

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Rutland School closed

Rutland School is closed Thursday due to area flooding.

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Madison power outages

City crews are aware of power outages throughout the town of Madison. Please be advised that NO POWER will be restored until it is deemed safe to do so.

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No travel in Lake County

Lake County Sheriff advises no travel in all of Lake County.

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Madison schools closed

Due to major flooding, no school in Madison Thursday.

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Madison flooding

NO TRAVEL IS ADVISED IN MADISON, several roads and intersections are flooded. All barricades are in use and some roads may not be marked.  City of Madison - Low lying areas are currently being evacuated.  If you are in need of evacuation please call (605)256-7531

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Wednesday 09/11/2019
City streets temporarily closed due to flash flood

While Sioux Falls residents were waking up Wednesday morning to the devastation resulting from a tornado, Madison residents were waking up to news that streets in the southeastern portion of the city were closed due to flooding.

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Madison schools late

Due to heavy rain and flooding , Madison schools are one hour late today. Buses will run where possible and may be delayed.

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Tuesday 09/10/2019
Developers present plans for Egan Ave. lots

Madison City Commissioners acknowledged letters on Monday from South Dakota's state historic preservation officer, informing the city that plans to construct new residential buildings at 705 and 709 N. Egan Ave. would not harm any other Madison properties included within national or state registers of historic places.

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