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South Dakota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1702)

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Incident period: May 04, 2007 to June 08, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 22, 2007


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.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 3,415 $6,932,866.40 $6,347,786.57 $585,079.83
Last Updated: Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 01:54 (Updated daily)

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 $6,226,611.95 $455,841.49 $5,722,423.08
Last Updated: Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 06:36 (Updated daily)

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