Risk Reduction: South Dakota
Find Your Flood Map
The first step to understanding the risks in your area begins with reviewing flood maps.
On the FEMA Flood Map Service Center (MSC) you may research, view and download (free) the available inventory of products such as flood maps, the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) Report that accompanies the flood map and other mapping products.
FEMA's Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) program empowers individuals, organizations and communities to take proactive steps to reduce flood risk. Whether you are an engineer performing a flood risk analysis, a state planner designing and implementing a hazard mitigation plan, or a well-informed homeowner who has purchased flood insurance, learn how Risk MAP can help.
Minimize Risk in South Dakota
Risk Reduction for Your Home
From floods and hail to drought and winter storms, South Dakota is subject to many natural hazards depending on location and time of year. Investing in risk reduction activities now can translate into far less impacts down the road for many of the hazards across the state. These measures can improve property values, enhance public spaces, and provide beneficial functions to the flora, fauna, and the environment all while protecting future generations.
Effective mitigation isn’t always grand or expensive and efforts will vary from person to person. Depending on the hazard, property, and other variables sometimes simple actions can have a big payoff. For example, it might not be necessary to elevate your home to reduce future flooding but simply raising electrical appliances or using flood-resistant materials, like tile instead of carpet, can offer protection for a property
Potential impacts to the environment and cultural resources must be considered when a community applies for FEMA funding through Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation Assistance and Preparedness Grants.
- Find resources to help conduct an environmental and historic preservation review
- Get guidance for grant applications
- Visit FEMA's repository of environmental assessments, environmental impact statements and related National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents.