Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe out of water after storm
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe declared a state of emergency after thousands went without water following a severe winter storm.

The system that supplies water to 14,000 people failed when the power went out on the reservation. Generators that were brought in malfunctioned and water might not be restored until Friday.

“It is pretty serious. We have quite a few families that are without water at this point. And quite a bit of families that are, homes that are without electricity also,” Chairman Joseph Brings Plenty told KELO-TV.

The tribe has set up shelters across the reservation and imposed an 8pm curfew.

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