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

Incident period: May 4, 2007 to June 8, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 22, 2007

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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. 
June 18, 2007
News Release
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of South Dakota announced today that Gregory County is now eligible for disaster Public Assistance under President George Bush's May 22, major declaration for counties affected by the May 4-5 storms, floods and tornadoes.
June 18, 2007
News Release
Sioux Falls, S.D. -- The deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is approaching, according to federal and state emergency officials. The DUA application deadline for those who live or work in the ten counties designated for Individual Assistance in the original disaster declaration is June 25. Those counties are Beadle, Brown, Clark, Davison, Hanson, Hutchinson, Miner, Sanborn, Spink, and Yankton. The deadline for those who live or work in Marshall County is July 2.

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