News, Media & Events: South Dakota

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New Flood Risk Maps are being finalized for Clark County South Dakota. Individuals have until March 21, 2023 to submit an appeal regarding any scientific errors related to determinations made on the new maps.


New Flood Risk Maps are being finalized for Day County South Dakota. Individuals have until March 26, 2023 to submit an appeal regarding any scientific errors related to determinations made on the new maps.

Preparedness Tips

Floods happen in South Dakota not only during spring runoff but can occur year-round.  Summer thunderstorms producing heavy rain can result in localized flooding that affect a smaller area.  A few inches of water in a 1,000-square foot home could cost more than $10,000 in repairs and replacement of personal possessions and homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover most floods.  Remember it does not take a lot of water to cause a lot of damage.  Learn more about protecting your home or business with flood insurance.

Press Releases and Fact Sheets

The Field Leadership Directorate, within the Office of Response and Recovery at FEMA, is searching for experienced disaster management leaders for the launch of a new National Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) focused on Homeland Security Incidents. This team will be tasked with responding to incidents that fall outside of the authorities of the Stafford Act but require a coordinated federal or DHS response.
illustration of page of paper Fact Sheets | January 10, 2023
WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of South Dakota to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe storm, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding during the period June 11-14, 2022.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | August 2, 2022
FEMA has approved $5.4 million in additional Public Assistance funding for the COVID-19 response in South Dakota. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued April 4, 2020. FEMA has provided more than $6.6 million for the South Dakota COVID-19 response to date with this additional funding.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | July 5, 2022