THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES MAJOR DISASTER IN SOUTH DAKOTA
The President today declared a major disaster in South Dakota and ordered federal funds to supplement state and local recovery efforts in communities struck by severe storms, flooding and ground saturation, due to high water tables, beginning on March 1, 1995 and continuing.
The President's action today makes federal funding available to affected local governments in the following South Dakota counties: Aurora, Beadle, Brookings, Brown, Brule, Buffalo, Butte, Campbell, Charles Mix, Clark, Codington, Davison, Day, Deuel, Edmunds, Faulk, Gregory, Hamlin, Hand, Hanson, Hughes, Hyde, Jerauld, Jones, Kingsbury, Lawrence, Lyman, McPherson, Marshall, Meade, Pennington, Potter, Roberts, Sanborn, Spink, Stanley, Sully and Tripp.
Federal funding is available to eligible local governments on a cost sharing basis for regular repair or replacement of public facilities damaged by the severe weather.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is continuing to conduct damage surveys in other areas of South Dakota. Additional counties may be added after the assessments are complete.