Images: National Guard shows Pierre mayor levee operations [Image 1 of 3]
Photo by Spc. Manda Walters
City of Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill, along with Capt. Joe Hardin (driving), 114th Fighter Wing detachment officer in charge, and South Dakota Army National Guard's Maj. Martin Yost, Task Force 147th operations officer, survey levees in and around Pierre, June 10, 2011. Yost and Hardin described to Gill levee placement, levee security operations, and the role of quick reaction forces. Gill expressed concerns about the permanence of the levees, discussed their impact on the city of Pierre and gratitude for the National Guard's role in flood preparations.