South Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1531)

Incident period: May 28, 2004 to June 16, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 20, 2004

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August 17, 2004
News Release
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has committed initial federal funding of $151,000 to local governments in the declared counties of South Dakota for repairing damage to public infrastructure caused by severe storms and floods between May 28 to June 16, 2004. “It is important to understand that when natural disasters overwhelm local governments’ abilities to cover the costs of recovery, there is a federal public assistance program in place to provide the necessary support,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Justin DeMello.
August 3, 2004
News Release
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Over the weekend the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) brought in a cadre of Public Assistance Coordinators (PACs) to brief local officials on the process of applying for federal disaster assistance for public damages that incurred during the May 28 and June 16 floods. “In order to expedite the process, we’ve assigned a PAC to each county included in the recent presidential disaster declaration,” said Federal Coordinating Officer, Justin DeMello.
July 29, 2004
News Release
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that disaster assistance for Yankton County is being made available to help local governments rebuild public property damaged by the recent severe storms and flooding in South Dakota.
July 20, 2004
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal disaster funds have been made available for South Dakota to help rebuild community property damaged by periods of flooding rains that started in late May, according to the head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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