Gov. Kristi Noem said Tuesday that President Donald Trump approved another Presidential Disaster Declaration for South Dakota, this one that covers storm damage occurring June 30-July 21.
This declaration allows federal money to be used to help recovery in Gregory and Tripp counties, among others. Many areas of South Dakota have experienced record rainfall, tornadoes, and high winds; agriculture and tourism have been greatly impacted by the severe weather.
“Many counties have been plagued by heavy rainfall and flooding time and time again this year,” said Noem. “I appreciate that the President and FEMA continue to understand the impact these storms and heavy rains have had on South Dakota and are willing to help us recover.”
FEMA officials are in South Dakota working on the first two federal disaster declarations and will continue to work on the third. More details on the process for the third disaster declaration will be announced at a later date.
This does not include the damage caused by the September storm.