July 7, 2023

FEMA: President Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for South Dakota

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available for the state of South Dakota to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by flooding that occurred from April 9 to May 5, 2023.

Federal funding is available to state, tribal and eligible local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the flooding in the counties of Brown, Clark, Codington, Day, Faulk, Grant, Hand, Marshall, Potter and Roberts, and the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures in all areas within the state.

Kenneth G. Clark has been named Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas. Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

This post was originally published here.