Departments

Emergency Management

Phone: (605) 668-5289
Fax: (605) 668-5261
Address: 807 Capitol Street, Yankton SD 57078

Emergency Management Office

The Emergency Management Office is located in the EMS building at 807 Capitol Street. Use the northern-most entrance on the east side of the building.

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Mission:

Yankton County Emergency Management exists to protect the residents of Yankton County and their property from the effects of natural, man made, and technological disasters through efforts in preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.

County Wide Burn Ban

On Friday, May 31, 2019 Yankton County Office of Emergency Management along with all, Yankton County fire agencies, towns and townships met earlier today and it was agreed upon to lift the current Burn Ban effective immediately. The public is reminded that the gravel roads are still soft in some place and heavy fire equipment may not be able to get to you. If your fire gets away from you, can fire trucks get to your fire? If not, then hold off burning a few days until conditions get better. If fire trucks can’t reach your fire, and it gets away, you will be held responsible for any damages the fire causes. Last, there is an ordinance in place that you must follow in regards to open burning. Click Here for more information.

Important Disaster Relief Information

Yankton County residents that received damage during the March 13, 2019 Flooding Event will need to register with FEMA. Applicants can register via 1-800-621-3362 or www.disasterassistance.gov. There will be a FEMA center set up here in Yankton very soon, so make the call and get signed up. Everyone needs to register with FEMA even if you have previously signed up with 211.

For more information on FEMA's Individual Assistance Program, visit www.fema.gov or Click Here

For information on disaster relief for Small Businesses in Yankton County Click Here

Flood Assistance Information

Flooding Aid for Septic Systems
Floods and Your Farm
Floods and Your Pets
Floods and Your Business
Floods and Your Home
Floods and Your Family
Floods and Your Livestock
Sandbags
Sandbagging for Flood Protection
Food Safety Recalls and Your Family
Flood Guide- Underground Tanks
Guide to Cleaning a Flooded Basement
Ag Losses
Miscellaneous Flood Related Information
James River Flood Levels

Yankton County Flood Related Road Closures:

Updates as we become aware. Road Closures

Quick Links

Spring Weather Safety
Winter Weather Preparedness Guide
Winter Weather Warning, Watches and Advisories
Winter Storm Book
Tornado Book

211 Information

Helpsheets
Helplinecenter Professionals
Connections Calendar

Staff

Paul Scherschligt

Director of Emergency Management - 7EM1 Send an Email

Erin Hacecky

Chief Deputy Emergency Manager - 7EM2 Send an Email

Robert Taylor

Deputy Emergency Manager/Rescue Liaison - 7EM3 Send an Email

Cherie Hoffman

Deputy Emergency Manager/Public Information Officer– 7EM4 Send an Email

Bryant Jackson

Yankton County Search & Rescue- Team Leader Send an Email

Severe Weather Preparedness Guide

Are You Prepared for a Disaster

Severe weather safety means having a family plan and the supplies necessary to stay safe in the event of severe weather. Being prepared ahead of time is the only effective way to ensure your safety and your family's safety in the event of severe weather.

Storm Sirens

The communities in Yankton County have two (2) different types of siren tones.

The first is a steady tone for three (3) minutes. This is to inform you to go inside and get more information on why they are sounding. This sound NOT be confused with the slow wavering tone used to alert the Volunteer Fire Departments of an emergency call.
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Outdoor Warning Sirens are tested on the first Wednesday of the Month at 12pm

Don't Let a Winter Storm Take You by Surprise

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Announcements

Yankton County Emergency Management
Monday, June 10, 2019

If you sustained losses or damage due to the storms and flooding from March 13 to April 26, you may be eligible for federal disaster aid. For more information go to the Emergency Management Department's tab or Click Here

Press Release: Travel Advisory- Yankton County
Monday, May 13, 2019

Yankton County has lifted the load limits in Yankton County as of Monday, May 13, 2019 and well as the travel advisory on rural roads. For more information about this topic CLICK HERE.

Highway Department Hours
Monday, May 13, 2019

We are currently in our Summer Hours, which are 6:30am thru 5:00pm Monday thru Thursday.

Yankton County Highway Department
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Yankton County EMS
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Yankton County EMS is going to be offering public CPR classes. For a list of dates and times of these classes go to the Yankton Emergency Medical Services page on this website under Departments.

2019 Calendar
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Veteran's Service Office - Drivers Wanted
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Please contact our office if you are interested in driving the DAV van. (605) 260-4400, Ext. 8

Yankton County Emergency Management
Monday, January 1, 2018

You can text YCOEM to 85511 to receive up to date emergency information.

Yankton County Commission Meeting Policy & Form
Thursday, November 23, 2017

Main Phone:
605.260.4400

Address:
321 West 3rd Street, Suite 100 Yankton, SD 57078

Office Hours:
9:00am - 5:00pm CST, Monday-Friday
Closed on Holidays, Saturdays, & Sunday

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