State and federal officials have approved almost $11 million in disaster grants and low-interest loans for South Dakota homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damages resulting from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding May 4-5, 2007. So far here is a summary of recent activity
- 3,546 South Dakotans have applied for disaster assistance by calling the FEMA
- $4.7 million in grants to 2,234 households have been approved by FEMA for home repairs and temporary alternate housing.
- Individuals and families have received more than $322,000 in Other Needs Assistance to help meet other essential disaster-related needs such as medical expenses, transportation and personal property not covered by insurance or other aid programs. FEMA will pay 75 percent and the state will pay the remaining 25 percent