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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
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 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 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
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 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
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 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...
July 9, 1999
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- An actuality on the last day to register for disaster assistance is now available on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) Radio Network. Radio stations can...
July 9, 1999
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Colorado Office of Emergency Management and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have provided disaster...
July 7, 1999
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Federal and state officials announced that disaster assistance is now available for an additional five North Dakota counties and one reservation. Individual assistance and public...
July 7, 1999
RAPID CITY, S.C. -- FEMA has hired 18 local residents from the Pine Ridge Reservation to assist with disaster recovery efforts from tornadoes, severe storms and flooding that struck the area...
July 6, 1999
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Farmers, ranchers and rural residents who have been affected by water damage should consider registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for financial assistance...
July 6, 1999
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Residents in Fargo and the surrounding area who suffered damage as a result of this past weekends severe storm still have the opportunity to register for disaster assistance....
July 6, 1999
A series of violent tornadoes struck the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota June 4 and 5, 1999 killing one person and injuring 40 others. The reservation is home to the Oglala Sioux Indian...
July 6, 1999
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The North Dakota Department of Human Services has been awarded a $371,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide counseling and other support services...

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