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

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Incident period: December 23, 2009 to December 27, 2009
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 09, 2010


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.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

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 $874,502.99 $494,573.42 $365,872.61
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 08:25 (Updated daily)

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

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