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July 29, 1999
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Six weeks after President Clinton declared Shannon County and the Pine Ridge Reservation a federal disaster area, more than one million dollars has been issued to residents...
July 27, 1999
BISMARCK, N.D. -- More than three quarters of North Dakota's counties have experienced some form of a natural disaster this year. In fact, the state has experienced a pattern of abnormally wet...
July 26, 1999
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The following is a disaster recovery update of the assistance being provided to North Dakota residents in the 42 declared counties and four Indian Reservations. To date, more than 6...
July 26, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal funds were made available today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help Montana battle an outbreak of uncontrolled wildfires located in Musselshell...
July 23, 1999
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Disaster assistance has reached close to one million dollars for disaster victims of the early June storms, flooding and tornadoes that hit the Pine Ridge Reservation. Total...
July 20, 1999
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with state disaster recovery officials, praised the ongoing efforts of those who responded to the immediate needs of disaster...
July 20, 1999
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are urging recipients of Disaster Housing checks to be sure that the checks are used as intended. "If an applicant...
July 20, 1999
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Throughout North Dakota, residents have been forced to deal with years of abnormally high levels of rainfall. The ground has become so saturated, that water has formed thousands of...
July 19, 1999
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Disaster assistance, totaling more than $888,079, continues to flow to disaster victims of the June 4-5 tornadoes. The assistance is in the form of disaster housing and SBA...
July 19, 1999
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Colorado Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have provided disaster...
July 15, 1999
Important Phone Numbers FEMA Helpline - 800-525-0321 (TTY: 800-660-8005) 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. SBA Information - 800-366-6303 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday...
July 14, 1999
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- As of July 14, disaster assistance for El Paso County totals almost $1.2 million, state and federal recovery officials said today. More aid is available, but today, July...
July 14, 1999
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- he Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Affairs Office, located in the Colorado Springs Disaster Field Office, will close on Friday, July 16. After that date,...
July 14, 1999
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Oglala Sioux Tribe members, representatives from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Services and federal disaster officials, held a groundbreaking ceremony July 14, in...
July 13, 1999
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Federal and state officials announced that disaster assistance is now available for an additional three North Dakota counties. Individual assistance and public assistance programs...
July 13, 1999
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The La Junta Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located at 215 Raton, is scheduled to close at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 16. The DRC is a joint center staffed by state, federal...
July 12, 1999
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Victims of the April 29-May 19 storms and severe flooding now have an additional one-day grace period in which to register for assistance. The official deadline to register...
July 12, 1999
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- The South Dakota Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health, was the recent recipient of a $193,885 Crisis Counseling Grant from the Federal Emergency Management...
July 12, 1999
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Even though the tornadoes have passed, and rebuilding is under way, many people continue to ride an emotional wave. In some cases, basic survival is a challenge. For residents of...
July 10, 1999
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- One month before President Clinton visited Pine Ridge Reservation for his economic empowerment tour, tornadoes swept through the Lakota Sioux community, destroying or damaging...

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