- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - In a story Jan. 6 about the approval of federal disaster aid for South Dakota, The Associated Press erroneously reported in one instance that the aid would go to communities in 10 counties affected by June storms. It will go to communities in 12 counties and three tribal nations.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Disaster aid for South Dakota June storms tops $3.4M

State and federal emergency officials say more than $3.4 million in disaster aid has been approved to help communities in 12 South Dakota counties and 3 tribal nations recover from a series of June storms

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - State and federal emergency officials say more than $3.4 million in disaster aid has been approved to help communities in 12 South Dakota counties and three tribal nations recover from a series of June storms.

South Dakota Office of Emergency Management Director Tina Titze says 26 applicants including the city of Pierre, West Central Electric Cooperative and the Crow Creek, Lower Brule and Oglala Sioux tribal governments are receiving reimbursements for disaster costs and debris cleanup.

In July, President Barack Obama issued a major disaster declaration for the state, making 12 counties and the three tribal nations eligible for federal disaster aid.

Federal Coordinating Officer Gary Stanley says FEMA reimburses applicants for not less than 75 percent of eligible recovery costs, and the state contributes an additional 10 percent cost-share.


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