Water still rising in some parts of South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) – While rivers and lakes in the central part of South Dakota are slowly receding after well over two feet of snow and heavy rainfalls earlier this year, other parts of the state are still dealing with the aftermath of flooding.


Gov. Kristi Noem says in some areas the water is still rising.

The Governor says state officials are having frequent conversations with Federal Emergency Management Agency representatives.

FEMA’s preliminary public and private damage assessment showed about $46 million in damage in 58 counties and four reservations. Noem doesn’t anticipate any additional areas will be added.

If you aren’t sure you’re eligible to receive disaster assistance, Noem encourages you to talk to the FEMA representatives in your area.

President Trump signed the state’s request for a federal disaster declaration last month (June 7).