South Dakota Flooding (DR-1984)

Incident period: March 11, 2011 to July 22, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 13, 2011

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

August 25, 2011
News Release
PIERRE, S.D. -- Here are some tips from officials to assure quick delivery of state and federal disaster assistance to residents of South Dakota's declared counties who suffered property losses in the flooding from March 11 through July 22.
August 23, 2011
News Release
PIERRE, S.D. -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have announced that Individual Assistance disaster funds are now available to residents and businesses in Charles Mix, Hughes, Stanley and Union counties for damages caused by flooding March 11 through July 22, 2011.
August 12, 2011
News Release
PIERRE, S.D. -- Homeowners and business owners with damage from flooding who possess flood insurance should file a claim now, according to disaster officials. "The sooner you file, the sooner you are likely to get paid," said Federal Coordinating Officer Mark Neveau of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which runs the National Flood Insurance Program. "There is a process to go through, and the sooner people start that process the better."
August 11, 2011
News Release
PIERRE, S.D. -- The counties of Brule, Gregory and Lyman have been added to the federal disaster declaration originally signed on May 13, 2011, Governor Dennis Daugaard and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. This designation will allow FEMA to reimburse state and local governments for damages to public infrastructure in those counties caused by the spring flooding from March 11, 2011, through July 22. In total, 40 South Dakota counties are now eligible for FEMA Public Assistance funding.
June 23, 2011
News Release
PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that teams made up of federal, state and local personnel will begin assessing the extent of flood-related damages to homes and businesses in 10 South Dakota counties beginning Monday, June 27. The State has requested Individual Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessments for Charles Mix, Clay, Day, Hamlin, Hand, Hughes, Kingsbury, Stanley, Union and Yankton counties.
June 10, 2011
News Release
PIERRE, SD - In response to a request by Governor Dennis Daugaard, the President today added Yankton County to the federal disaster declaration originally signed on May 13, 2011. In total, 31 South Dakota counties are now eligible for FEMA Public Assistance funding, and one county (Clay) is eligible for emergency protective measures, limited to Direct Federal Assistance under the Public Assistance program.

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