THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES A MAJOR DISASTER EXISTS IN THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of South Dakota and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding on June 4, 1999, and continuing.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals and local governments in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and Shannon County.
Assistance can include disaster housing, grants, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
The Agency said that damage surveys are continuing in other areas, and additional counties may be added after the assessments are completed.