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Daugaard Administration Launches State Response Website

            Office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard

500 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre, S.D. 57501







FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday, November 2, 2017

CONTACT:  Tony Venhuizen or Kelsey Pritchard at 605-773-3212


EDITORS/NEWS DIRECTORS:  For video and audio from the Governor on SDResponse.gov, visit news.sd.gov/media.aspx and click on “Video” or “Audio” under “Governor Dennis Daugaard.”



Daugaard Administration Launches State Response Website


PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard today announced the launch of SDResponse.gov to provide the public with real-time information during severe weather and disaster situations.


The Governor encourages South Dakotans to utilize the new website in times of emergency and follow the corresponding @SoDakResponds Twitter and Facebook accounts.


“South Dakotans need to have access to up-to-date information in order to make the best decisions during times of disaster and inclement weather. With that intent in mind, we created SDResponse.gov to be a one-stop public safety response site just in time for the winter season,” Gov. Daugaard said.


SDResponse.gov houses material from multiple state agencies and outside response entities. The website currently includes information on drought, fire and winter weather, and the tabs will rotate depending upon the season and what is occurring in the state.


The website also includes an archive where information from emergencies dating back to 2011 are stored. The archive contains sections on the 2011 flood, Winter Storm Atlas, Wessington Springs and Delmont tornadoes, and the Big Sioux River flood in 2014 where photos, press releases, executive orders and letters are available.


“We wanted to provide a historical component to SDResponse.gov as well by making documents and images from past disasters readily available,” said Gov. Daugaard. “We need to remember the lessons we’ve learned from these events and the many ways in which South Dakotans have persevered.”