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 15, 2007
News Release
Sioux Falls, S.D. -- State and federal officials have approved more than $15 million in disaster grants and low-interest loans for South Dakota homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damages resulting from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding May 4-5, 2007. Here is a summary of disaster recovery activities to date:
June 8, 2007
News Release
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- State and federal officials have approved almost $11 million in disaster grants and low-interest loans for South Dakota homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damages resulting from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding May 4-5, 2007. Here is a summary of disaster recovery activities to date:
June 7, 2007
News Release
PIERRE, S.D. -- The Disaster Recovery Center in Redfield will close at 8 p.m. Friday, according to state and federal emergency management agencies. Since opening May 21, the center, located in the Redfield Developmental Services administration building, has helped the recovery efforts of more than 300 individuals, families and businesses affected by the severe storms and flooding of May 4-5. People impacted by the storm can still access state and federal recovery assistance several ways. They include:
June 7, 2007
News Release
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Volunteer attorneys are offering free, disaster-related legal assistance to individuals affected by the severe storms and flooding in the declared counties. The Young Lawyers Division of South Dakota State Bar Association, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is providing legal counseling and referrals to residents by calling toll-free to 1-800-952-2333.
May 22, 2007
News Release
» Federal Aid Programs For South Dakota Disaster Recovery WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the state of South Dakota to help people and communities recover from the effects of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding beginning on May 4, 2007, and continuing.
May 22, 2007
News Release
» President Declares Major Disaster For South Dakota Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush?s major disaster declaration for South Dakota. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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