Here’s the story in its entirety from the Rapid City Journal. We’ll keep posting updates as they arrive:
A steady of influx of South Dakotans coming into Rapid City from the north central region of the state has prompted the Black Hills Chapter of the American Red Cross to open a shelter in Rapid City.
According to a news release from the Red Cross, the shelter will be housed in Fountain Springs Community Church on 2100 North Plaza Drive. The shelter opened at 1 p.m.today.
Last weekend, a powerful snow and ice storm ripped through the region, felling power lines and cutting off power and water to thousands of South Dakotans, many of them on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. When full power and water will be restored remains in question.
And while tribal officials have established a number of shelters throughout the reservation, scores of people have headed to Rapid City to seek shelter.
For more information, call 1-888-271-3130 or 342-4010.
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