Watertown, SD -- Federal disaster funds have been made available to seven additional South Dakota counties to help local governments rebuild public property damaged by severe winter storms, ice jams and spring flooding during the period March 1 through April 30, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. The additional counties are Buffalo, Deuel, Edmunds, Gregory, Jerauld, Todd and Tripp. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the assistance was approved following a review of damage data gathered by federal and state disaster recovery officials.
Watertown, SD -- Seventeen South Dakota counties were declared eligible for Public Assistance under President Bush's recent disaster declaration for damages due to severe winter storms, ice jams and flooding occurring between March 1 and April 30. "Public Assistance addresses important public needs," stated Gracia Szczech, federal coordinating officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "Most of the damages under this disaster are to roads, bridges and culverts that were impacted by spring flooding."
Watertown, SD -- State and federal officials announced today that disaster assistance is available to six additional counties in South Dakota. The newly declared counties are Brown, Day, Hanson, Marshall, Moody and Turner. This follows a review of information regarding damages that occurred as a result of severe winter storms, flooding and ice jams that impacted the state from March 1 through April 30.
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 ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
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.
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