STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Thune: More floods coming?
Sen. John Thune has sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate requesting clarification on the June 1 flood in progress date for the National Flood ... Posted on 6/28/11 at 4:29 PM
PIERRE — High water damaged 40 state parks and recreation areas along the Missouri River in South Dakota during 2011, but none is eligible for federal emergency assistance for their repair. The Corps of Engineers holds a flood easement as part of the transfer of the shore lands to state ownership.
WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of political brinkmanship in Congress, the threat of a partial government shutdown appeared to ease Monday with the disclosure that money to aid victims of natural disasters may last through the end of the budget year after all.
In an effort to help people recover from severe storms and flooding March 11 to July 22, housing inspectors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are contacting residents in Charles Mix, Hughes, Stanley and Union counties.
PIERRE — Gov. Dennis Daugaard sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday, appealing FEMA’s decision to reject individual assistance for South Dakota homes and businesses that were damaged or destroyed due to flooding.
WASHINGTON — Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Craig Fugate sent a letter to Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., announcing FEMA would extend the deadline for flood insurance policy-holders to file a “proof of loss” claim from 60 days to 120 days.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency says residents along the Missouri River should buy flood insurance now even though new policies likely won't cover losses from the floods that began in June.
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