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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


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.

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 $1,058,536.53 $61,083.53 $988,894.23
Last Updated: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 06:27 (Updated daily)

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