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

Incident period: June 4, 1999 to June 18, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 9, 1999

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 30, 1999
News Release
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) praised Oglala Sioux tribal officials for providing an estimated 36,000 meals to victims of the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding that struck the Pine Ridge Reservation beginning June 4.
July 29, 1999
News Release
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Six weeks after President Clinton declared Shannon County and the Pine Ridge Reservation a federal disaster area, more than one million dollars has been issued to residents affected by the tornadoes, severe storms, and flooding that occurred from June 4 through June 18. "The one million dollar plus figure includes assistance for disaster housing, business and home repair loans and crisis counseling services," said Pete Bakersky, Federal Coordinating Officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
July 23, 1999
News Release
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Disaster assistance has reached close to one million dollars for disaster victims of the early June storms, flooding and tornadoes that hit the Pine Ridge Reservation. Total assistance as of July 22 stands at $969,405. DISASTER ASSISTANCE SUMMARY
July 20, 1999
News Release
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are urging recipients of Disaster Housing checks to be sure that the checks are used as intended. "If an applicant receives a check from FEMA's Disaster Housing Program, it will either be a grant to make minimal repairs on the damaged home, or rental assistance if the home is unlivable," said Pete Bakersky, FEMA's federal coordinating officer.
July 20, 1999
News Release
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with state disaster recovery officials, praised the ongoing efforts of those who responded to the immediate needs of disaster victims affected by the June 4-5 severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that devastated portions of Shannon County and the Pine Ridge Reservation.
July 19, 1999
News Release
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Disaster assistance, totaling more than $888,079, continues to flow to disaster victims of the June 4-5 tornadoes. The assistance is in the form of disaster housing and SBA loans. Recovery efforts continue to be coordinated at the joint federal/state Disaster Field Office in Rapid City. Disaster Assistance Summary:

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