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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation

Release date: 
June 21, 2019
Release Number: 
HQ-19-066

WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation to supplement tribal recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe winter storm, snowstorm and flooding on March 13 to 26, 2019.

The President's action makes federal funding available to the on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work resulting from the severe winter storm, snowstorm and flooding.  In addition, federal funding is available to the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster damaged facilities (Categories C - G), including snow assistance for a period of 48 hours, under the Public Assistance program.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation.

James R. Stephenson has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Stephenson said additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Last Updated: 
June 21, 2019 - 14:55