FEMA Awards Sioux Falls $4.9M for Storm Cleanup

August 12, 2013

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded the city of Sioux Falls $4.9 million to help pay for cleaning up debris from an April ice storm.

The funds will reimburse the city for the cost of removing debris caused by the ice storm that knocked down power lines, trees and tree branches throughout Sioux Falls.

State Emergency Management Office director Kristi Turman says the April storm caused widespread damage that required a massive cleanup effort. She says the federal funding will help the community and its residents.

The federal funds represent reimbursement of 75 percent of the eligible expenses for the project. The state covers 10 percent of the cost, and local governments provide the remaining 15 percent.

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