WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for South Dakota to supplement State, local and Tribal recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding during the period of September 22-23, 2010.
Federal funding is available to state and eligible local and Tribal governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms and flooding in Brookings, Lake, Moody, and Union Counties and the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
Mark A. Neveau was named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Neveau said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.
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