Obama Signs Disaster Declaration for Seven SD Counties

President Barack Obama


PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Seven South Dakota counties will receive federal money to help recover from a series of June storms.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard says a presidential disaster declaration was signed Friday for Beadle, Codington, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Hughes and Kingsbury counties.

Preliminary estimates showed more than $1.7 million in damages. Costs included debris removal and repairs to roads, bridges, culverts and electrical power lines.

A disaster declaration authorizes the federal government to provide assistance for up to 75 percent of the eligible costs.

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