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August 9, 2019
PIERRE, S.D. – It won’t happen to me.Many South Dakotans may believe they don’t need to buy flood insurance. Their house has never flooded before. They don’t live in a high-risk flood zone.But...
August 9, 2019
PIERRE, S.D. – The Cleanup Assistance Hotline established by South Dakota Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters has been extended until Aug. 16.The phone number is 605-519-5413. The hotline was...
August 7, 2019
PIERRE, S.D. – While the deadline to register for federal disaster assistance has passed, the State of South Dakota, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other federal partners continue to...
August 5, 2019
DENVER — Clay County’s flood insurance rate map update is nearing completion. The new maps will provide Clay County with more accurate flood risk information that can help local officials and...
August 5, 2019
DENVER – Union County’s flood insurance rate map update is nearing completion. The new maps will provide Union County with more accurate flood risk information that can help local officials and...
August 1, 2019
PIERRE, S.D. – Crisis counseling is available to help South Dakotans in areas impacted by the flooding this year.A $320,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to the State of South...
August 1, 2019
PIERRE, S.D. – Crisis counseling is available to help South Dakotans in areas impacted by the flooding this year.A $320,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to the State of South...
July 31, 2019
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters has created a Cleanup Assistance Hotline to assist South Dakotans with cleanup or debris removal as a result of the winter...
July 30, 2019
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakotans in communities impacted by the severe winter storm and flooding have one week left to apply for federal disaster assistance.The deadline for registering with the Federal...
July 28, 2019
DENVER – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the North Hills Fire in...