Once again, the country club set is surprised that building McMansions in the flood plain means McMansions get flooded. Dakota Dunes has told all of its residents to get out:
The main concern is that the streets and other low lying areas will be inundated with water if there is a River overtop or breach. Examples of low lying areas would include the intersection of Bison/Levee Trail and Dakota Dunes Blvd, along with East/West Pinehurst and Dakota Dunes Boulevard
In the event of overtopping or breach, notification will be sent out via text and email. Again, for your safety, we are advising all residents to relocate as soon as possible.
This could last for five days or more, so prepare accordingly. o Dakota Dunes Community Improvement District Board of Supervisors are not confident that our protection can withstand the high water level a third time this year [Dakota Dunes Community Improvement District Board of Supervisors, notice to residents, reprinted on KELO Radio, 2019.09.17].
As Dakota Dunes residents pack up their Escalades and head for their second homes, their favorite Governor, Kristi Noem, is Trumpily calling the current flooding “the largest natural disaster our state has ever seen.” Floodwaters challenging a community’s dikes three times in one year and prompting a total evacuation is certainly bad… but when it keeps happening, maybe it’s time to stop raising levees and instead raze some houses and get out for good. There’s plenty of high ground around for McMansions….