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August 17, 2007
News Release
SIOUX FALL, S.D. -- In the aftermath of the tornadoes and flooding of May 4-5,  2007 more than $32 million in disaster assistance has been approved to help South Dakota residents and communities recover, according to Federal Coordinating Officer Justin Dombrowski of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
August 3, 2007
News Release
SIOUX FALL, S.D. -- As of August 2nd, more than $2 million has been obligated to the state of South Dakota by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under its Public Assistance grant program for costs associated with the May 4 -5 severe storms, floods and tornadoes. The $ 2 million obligation represents the federal share of the cost of eligible work submitted for reimbursement to date by applicants throughout the declared jurisdictions.
July 20, 2007
News Release
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- With just a few days remaining to register with FEMA for disaster assistance, more than $23 million in FEMA and State of South Dakota grants, and U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest loans have been approved to assist South Dakota residents who suffered damages from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred May 4-5, 2007.
July 13, 2007
News Release
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- With just a week remaining to register with FEMA for disaster assistance, more than $22.5 million in FEMA grants and U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest loans have been approved to assist South Dakota residents who suffered damages from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred May 4-5, 2007.
July 6, 2007
News Release
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Disaster victims in South Dakota have only two weeks left to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for federal assistance related to damage suffered during May's tornadoes, flooding and severe storms. While registrations cannot be accepted after the July 23 deadline, FEMA will continue to process all applications received before the deadline.
July 5, 2007
News Release
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) warns residents of flood-damaged homes that mold can create potential health problems. Water-damaged homes provide a moist environment for mold to flourish. It is often visible as a fuzzy growth or a discoloration of surfaces. It may be accompanied by a musty, earthy odor or a foul stench. Residents are advised to use care when cleaning up the mold.
June 29, 2007
News Release
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Six weeks since a presidential disaster declaration was signed for South Dakota on May 22, more than $19 million in grants, low-interest disaster loans, and state disaster assistance has been approved to assist residents who suffered damages from severe storms, floods, and tornados, according to disaster recovery officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management.
June 26, 2007
News Release
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has given a $47,500 grant to the South Dakota Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health to provide immediate mental health services for victims of recent floods and tornados in Brown and Spink counties. The Immediate Services Program (ISP) is intended to enable the State or local agency to respond to mental health needs with screening, diagnostic, and counseling techniques, as well as outreach services such as public information and community networking.
June 22, 2007
News Release
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-- South Dakota residents and business owners in the 11 counties designated for Individual Assistance who sustained damage during the May 4-5 severe storms, floods and tornadoes still have one month to apply, said officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the state Office of Emergency Management. July 23, 2007 is the last day applications will be accepted for Individual Assistance and U.S. Small Business Administration loans (SBA) for homeowners or renters to repair or replace damaged real estate or personal property.
June 19, 2007
News Release
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Beginning Friday, June 22, the joint Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Aberdeen will change its hours to 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Representatives with the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are at the DRC to assist those who were impacted by the May 4 -5 severe storms, floods, and tornadoes. DRC staff can answer questions about disaster assistance, disaster loan applications, and other assistance programs. 

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