Biden grants South Dakota disaster declaration for May storms

June 30, 2022

Mike Tanner


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — President Joe Biden has granted South Dakota’s request for a presidential disaster declaration to aid the recovery from May storms that included over a dozen tornadoes.


Gov. Kristi Noem requested the declaration, which allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist in recovery efforts.


The storms hit the eastern part of the state on May 12 with tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding.


Two people were killed, roads were temporarily closed and thousands of people were left without power.