Sixteen South Dakota counties receive disaster designation due to December snowstorms

March 1, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C.–President Joe Biden and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have approved a major disaster declaration for 16 counties in South Dakota affected by severe winter storms in December.

Federal funding is available to eligible state, tribal and local governments, as well as certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities in Jones, Stanley, Todd, Tripp, Potter, Bennett, Brookings, Clark, Day, Deuel, Hamlin, Jackson, Kingsbury, Mellette, Oglala Lakota and Roberts counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.