FEMA approves cleanup funds for September, 2019 Sioux Falls tornadoes

SIOUX FALLS, SD – FEMA has approved more than $1.16 million to reimburse the City of Sioux Falls for the removal of storm debris caused by tornadoes, severe storms and flooding in September of 2019.

On September 10, 2019 three tornadoes struck the city leaving storm debris scattered throughout the city.

The nearly $1.2 million grant from FEMA represents a 75-percent federal cost-share for the project. The State of South Dakota will provide an additional $155,000 in funding with the City of Sioux Falls responsible for the remaining costs.

In November of 2019, President Trump declared a major disaster declaration for South Dakota as a result of the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding. It was one of four federal disaster declarations for South Dakota in 2019.


November 12, 2020