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

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Incident period: June 04, 1999 to June 18, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 09, 1999


August 31, 1999 - News Release

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Grants are now being distributed for emergency expenses and for repairing damage to the public infrastructure caused by the June tornadoes on the Pine Ridge Reservation. As of August 25, a total of $648,208 had been provided to state agencies and the tribal government, and to a qualifying nonprofit agency, by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Additional grants are expected.

August 31, 1999 - News Release

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Disaster assistance for residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation has reached more than $2 million, according to disaster officials. The assistance comes from a variety of federal and state programs included in the disaster declaration signed by President Clinton on June 9.

August 30, 1999 - News Release

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- The State of South Dakota has approved more than $329,000 in grants for 200 households on the Pine Ridge Reservation. As part of the tornado recovery effort, the State activated a grant program to help people with the cost of disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other relief programs, according to disaster recovery officials. The program, referred to as the Individual and Family Grant (IFG) Program, is funded 75 percent by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and 25 percent by the State of South Dakota.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $801,099.77 $621,063.41 $162,372.31
Last Updated: Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 06:36 (Updated daily)

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