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.

Quick Links

2016 Annual Report
Winter Storm Book
Tornado Book

Staff

Paul Scherschligt

Director of Emergency Management - 7EM1 Send an Email

Steve Hermanson

Chief Deputy Emergency Manager - 7EM2

Bryant Jackson

Deputy Emergency Manager - 7EM4

Lee Rettig

Deputy Emergency Manager / Public Information Officer - 7EM5

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.
Read more

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

Highway Dept - Road Work
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

There will be temporary delays with flaggers and one-lane traffic on 444th Avenue, between 301st Street and 303rd Street for the remainder of this week.

County Announcements
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

If you would like email updates to Yankton County Announcements, please sign up on the Contact Us page.

Planning & Zoning - Bus Tour
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Along with Ag United, there will be a bus tour to two (2) local CAFOs. For more details go to the Planning & Zoning page.

Highway Dept - Road Work
Monday, September 11, 2017

Highway Department will begin crack sealing on the following roads: Deer Blvd (South of SD Hwy 52, includes Wayne, Richard, Jerry, Case, Cottonwood and Pike Streets) and Timberland Drive (South of SD Hwy 52). Please expect traffic delays. This project’s completion date is dependent upon the weather.

Highway Dept - 5-Year Plan Public Meetings
Monday, August 21, 2017

Yankton County Highway Department will host (2) public meetings to discuss the proposed annual updated 5-year highway and bridge improvement plan. These will be held on Mon. Sept 11th @ 6pm & Thurs. Sept 21st @ 6pm in the Commissioner Meeting Room at the Government Center.

Yankton County Emergency Management
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

You can text YCOEM to 898211 to receive up to date emergency information.

Weed & Pest Department - Nuisance (Spring Time) vs Vector (Summer) Mosquitos
Monday, May 15, 2017
Yankton County Weed Dept - Noxious Weeds MUST Be Controlled
Monday, April 10, 2017

Weed Department announces that they will be begin inspections on May 1, 2017 for noxious weeds. Read More

Highway Department Hours
Monday, April 10, 2017

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

YC Observer March 31, 2017 article - Yankton Co spends less per person than similar counties
Monday, April 3, 2017
2017 Calendar
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Yankton County EMS 2017 CPR Class Schedule
Monday, November 21, 2016

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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