Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of South Dakota and ordered Federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by flooding 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 of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been appointed to coordinate Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.
Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT THE FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) 646-3272 OR FEMA-NEWS-DESK@FEMA.DHS.GOV.