Heavy rains storm Mitchell, city leaders urging people to avoid travel

Heavy rains poured into Mitchell on Thursday night, causing stranded cars to cross flooded streets and water to seep into nearby organizations. Late on Thursday night, the Department of Public Safety issued public health warnings to prevent traveling. Many motorists stranded on flooded streets were responding to the Mitchell Fire and Emergency Services Department. In the midst of the storm, metropolis crews blocked several roads. Once more, a severe storm struck the region along East Hackberry Street in northern Mitchell with a record of drainage problems. Late on Thursday evening along East Hackberry Street, several cars were submerged in standing water. On Thursday night, two cars are submerged in water along South Kimball Avenue and East Hackberry Street near the Corn Palace Inn Motel. Large storms flooded the streets. Sam Fosness / Republic
Many businesses and homes along East Hackberry Street and South Kimball Avenue were submerged in standing water in the fall of 2019 when Mitchell received a record-breaking two-day rain wind that dropped 11 inches of rain. There were several reports of automobiles stranded on Interstate 90 on Thursday night, and portions of Interstate 90 that were close to the Mitchell place were likewise flooded. According to unofficial reports, Mitchell was in the dark about 4 inches of rain by Thursday evening. On Friday, June 21, the National Weather Service ( NWS ) of Sioux Falls forecasts rain to continue falling in Mitchell well into the early morning hours. Flash storm instructions are in effect until Saturday night, according to the NWS.
Sam Fosness enlisted in the Mitchell Republic in May 2018. He was raised in Mitchell, S. D., and graduated from Mitchell High School. He continued his education at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, where he graduated in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a slight in English. Fosness worked for The Volante paper as a news and sports columnist while he was a student.