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Major Disaster Declared for South Dakota

Posted by feww on November 9, 2013

The White House Declares  South Dakota  Federal Disaster Area

South Dakota has been declared a Major Disaster Area due to a severe winter storm, snowstorm, and flooding during the period of October 3-16, 2013.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of South Dakota in the areas affected by a severe winter storm, snowstorm, and flooding during the period of October 3-16, 2013.

“Federal funding is available for Disaster Unemployment Assistance for affected individuals in Butte, Corson, Custer, Dewey, Fall River, Haakon, Harding, Jackson, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington, Perkins, Shannon, and Ziebach counties and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation within Dewey and Ziebach counties and the Oglala Sioux Tribe within Jackson and Shannon counties,” according to FEMA website.

“The President’s action makes federal funding available to state, tribal and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storm, snowstorm, and flooding in Butte, Corson, Custer, Dewey, Fall River, Haakon, Harding, Jackson, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington, Perkins, Shannon, and Ziebach counties and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation within Dewey and Ziebach counties and the Oglala Sioux Tribe within Jackson and Shannon counties.”

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments, said Gary R. Stanley who has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.

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