News, Media & Events: South Dakota


Davison County’s flood insurance rate map update is nearing completion. The new maps will provide Davison County with more accurate flood risk information that can help local officials and residents make informed decisions about reducing flood risks and purchasing flood insurance.

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

FEMA is working to expand our reach so that our help is accessible for everyone. As part of these efforts, the agency recently hired Small State and Rural Advocate Patricia Pudwill.
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More than $140 million in funding was announced for communities in Region 8 states. The grant awards come from the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities and the Flood Mitigation Assistance programs.
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WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available for the state of South Dakota to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by flooding that occurred from April 9 to May 5, 2023.
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