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

June 9, 2011
News Release
PIERRE, SD - In response to a request by Governor Dennis Daugaard, the President yesterday added Union County to the federal disaster declaration originally signed on May 13, 2011. In total, 30 South Dakota counties are now eligible for FEMA Public Assistance funding, and two counties (Clay and Yankton) are available for emergency protective measures, limited to direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program.
June 7, 2011
News Release
SIOUX FALLS, SD—Stanley County has been added to the federal disaster declaration originally signed on May 13, 2011. In addition, FEMA direct federal assistance is available to Clay, Union and Yankton counties. In total, 32 South Dakota counties are now eligible for FEMA Public Assistance.
May 13, 2011
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:
May 13, 2011
News Release
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to South Dakota to supplement the state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by flooding beginning on March 11, 2011, and continuing.

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • South Dakota, FEMA-1984-DR (PDF 18KB)
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