South Dakota Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm (DR-1886)

Incident period: December 23, 2009 to December 27, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 9, 2010

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

April 7, 2010
News Release
PIERRE, S.D. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management (OEM) announced that Brule County has been added to the list of counties affected by the Christmas storm that are eligible for disaster Public Assistance. Now a total of 13 South Dakota counties are eligible for reimbursement for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storm and snowstorm of Dec. 23-27, 2009, that was declared on March 9, 2010.
April 1, 2010
News Release
PIERRE, S.D. -- Moist, fibrous materials and stagnant water provide the ideal climate for mold growth.  However, according to disaster response officials, the risk of illnesses associated with exposure to mold following flooding can be reduced. Large numbers of airborne mold spores can trigger allergic reactions, asthma episodes, infections and other respiratory problems.  Exposure to high spore levels also can cause development of an allergy to mold, creating long-term problems.
March 19, 2010
News Release
PIERRE, S.D. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the state of South Dakota have invited incident commanders from five tribes included in the winter storms public assistance declarations to participate in the Unified Command System at the Joint Field Office in Pierre from March 22-26.
March 9, 2010
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for South Dakota Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required: Payment of not less than 75 percent of the eligible costs for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storms. (Source: FEMA funded, state administered) How to Apply for Assistance:
March 9, 2010
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of South Dakota to supplement recovery efforts in the areas struck by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of December 23-27, 2009
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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • South Dakota, FEMA-1886-DR (PDF 20KB)
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