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December 18, 2019
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – One month after President Donald J. Trump approved a major disaster declaration for South Dakota because of severe storms, tornadoes and flooding, federal agencies have provided...
December 17, 2019
SIOUX FALLS, SD—The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Yankton will close at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. Specialists in the DRC have been meeting directly with applicants to review their...
December 17, 2019
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakotans are putting low-interest disaster loans to good use in their recovery from September’s severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.These federal disaster loans from the U...
December 17, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,241,315 for the State of Florida to help Nassau County defray the cost of repairing beach and dune erosion on South Amelia Island following Hurricane Irma....
December 17, 2019
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico – FEMA and the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience, or COR3, have obligated over $5.4 million in additional funds for 44 projects related to the recovery...
December 17, 2019
WASHINGTON – Today, Acting FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor shared holiday travel safety and winter weather preparedness tips on The Weather Channel this morning, as tornadoes hit the southern part of...
December 17, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas – FEMA has awarded $1.5 million to Orange County, through the Texas Division of Emergency Management, to fund the elevation of 12 flood-prone homes, impacted by Hurricane Harvey, as...
December 17, 2019
Sacramento, Calif. – A joint project of the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) makes it easier and less expensive to protect certain types of...
December 13, 2019
SIOUX FALLS, SD – Workers who lost their jobs, and self-employed individuals and farmworkers who have been unable to work due to the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred Sept. 9-26,...
December 12, 2019
SIOUX FALLS, SD – The State of South Dakota and FEMA have opened a disaster recovery center in Mitchell, Davison County, to offer face-to-face support to individuals and businesses impacted by the...