News Releases for South Dakota Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes (DR-1280)

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Monday, July 12, 1999 - 00:00
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Even though the tornadoes have passed, and rebuilding is under way, many people continue to ride an emotional wave. In some cases, basic survival is a challenge. For residents of...
Saturday, July 10, 1999 - 00:00
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- One month before President Clinton visited Pine Ridge Reservation for his economic empowerment tour, tornadoes swept through the Lakota Sioux community, destroying or damaging...
Wednesday, July 7, 1999 - 00:00
RAPID CITY, S.C. -- FEMA has hired 18 local residents from the Pine Ridge Reservation to assist with disaster recovery efforts from tornadoes, severe storms and flooding that struck the area...
Tuesday, July 6, 1999 - 00:00
A series of violent tornadoes struck the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota June 4 and 5, 1999 killing one person and injuring 40 others. The reservation is home to the Oglala Sioux Indian...
Thursday, July 1, 1999 - 00:00
RAPID CITY, S.C. -- The first delivery of fully winterized mobile homes, supplied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), arrived in Pine Ridge July 1. The mobile homes will be used by...
Friday, June 25, 1999 - 00:00
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- The first two travel trailers, supplied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will begin arriving at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation on Thursday, June 24, according...
Thursday, June 24, 1999 - 00:00
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Federal, and state disaster officials announced changes in hours of operation for several disaster support functions associated with the presidential disaster declared for Shannon...
Wednesday, June 23, 1999 - 00:00
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- State and federal disaster recovery officials are advising residents who have disaster-related damage to be extremely careful when hiring contractors to cleanup and repair their...
Tuesday, June 22, 1999 - 00:00
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Damage inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are continuing to assess storm-damaged residences in Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and Shannon County, just...
Friday, June 18, 1999 - 00:00
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- In the first week since President Clinton declared a federal disaster for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and Shannon County, the emergency phase of the disaster has passed and...
Monday, June 14, 1999 - 00:00
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Assistance programs for disaster recovery in southwestern South Dakota continue to expand. "We have had staff people here in the state since June 5, just hours after the tornado...
Wednesday, June 9, 1999 - 00:00
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal disaster aid was made available today for tornado victims in southwestern South Dakota under a major disaster declaration issued for the state by President Clinton,...

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