South Dakota Focus Missouri River Flooding Update

SD Focus - 09/08/2011

On SDPB's 2011 season premiere of South Dakota Focus we take a look back of the historic flood of the Missouri River this past year. Governor Dennis Daugaard along with other state officials talk about how flood waters caused havoc for communities up and down the river and what is being done to prevent future disasters. We'll touch on how clean up plans are going and what help is available for those who lost so much due to flood waters.


Governor of South Dakota - Dennis Daugaard

Kristi Turman - SD Office of Emergency Management 

Laurie Gill - Mayor of Pierre

Ted H. Streckfuss - Deputy District Engineer, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

Mark Neveau - Federal Coordinating Officer, FEMA


There are three ways for individuals, families and households to register for FEMA assistance:

 FEMA Teleregistration:         800/621-FEMA (3362)        TTY 800/462-7585

7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 days a week until further notice

 Or register online at:


 Or by Web-enabled mobile device at:

 People who lost jobs or income because of the floods may be eligible for aid, including the self-employed, farmers, farmhands, and others who normally would not qualify for unemployment assistance.

 Disaster Unemployment Assistance:    605/626-3179

 After people have registered with FEMA, they may want face-to-face help with paperwork, answers to questions about disaster help, or general information about rebuilding and repair. They can get this at either of two Disaster Recovery Centers:

 FEMA/state Disaster Recovery Centers:    M-F 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.   Saturdays 9 - 2

 Pierre: Pierre Mall, 1615 N. Garfield Drive 57501      North Sioux City: 1246 River Road 57049

 To view graphic data charts, click here:

To view PDF of news release, click here:

 For general questions regarding our flood response information efforts, please call (402) 996-3877, (877) 214-9110 or e-mail us at Please follow us on Facebook (, (, Twitter (, YouTube (, and FLICKR ( for the latest updates regarding our flood response operations. 

 To view the detailed three week release forecast for the mainstem dams, go to:

View daily and forecasted reservoir and river information on the Water Management section of the Northwestern Division homepage at:






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