Sioux Falls, South Dakota hammered by rain

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Fire Rescue is responding to water rescues in the area of S. Minnesota Ave and W. Lotta Street.

This is just South of Interstate 229 and the Big Sioux River.

Emergency crews are using boats to get to homes in the area. This is the only way they can get people out of their houses. Our KELOLAND News photographer has seen boats with a number of children being rescued.

Crews have been working in the area since around 2:30 p.m.  So far, they’ve rescued seven families including adults and children. 

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