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 1, 1999
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 people having long term, temporary housing needs. The mobile homes will be temporarily stored at a staging area located at the Rural Water Department building until permanent locations are finalized
June 25, 1999
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 to FEMA disaster officials. Eight additional travel trailers are scheduled to arrive from Rapid City on Friday (June 25).
June 24, 1999
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 County and the Pine Ridge Reservation. Changes for the Disaster Recovery Center, located at the Pine Ridge High School, the Phone Bank located at the Loneman School in Oglala, the FEMA Registration Line and the Helpline are as follows: Friday, June 25:
June 23, 1999
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 homes. "Scam" artists sometimes pose as state or federal inspectors. If your property was damaged and someone appears at your door claiming to be a disaster official, ask for identification. All Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) inspectors carry federal identification cards.
June 22, 1999
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 one week after President Clinton declared those areas eligible for federal disaster assistance. Inspectors are in the area examining residences and personal property that were damaged by storms and tornadoes that swept through the region June 4 and 5.
June 18, 1999
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 the recovery process is now underway. The following is a look at some of the services provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management, to meet the present needs of disaster victims: