Each year, millions of Americans are affected by emergencies ranging from natural disasters to hazardous materials spills and acts of terrorism.  The South Dakota Office of Emergency Management also provides tools for emergency managers to restore and revitalize their communities.  We assist individuals and businesses with disaster recovery to get back to their regular life activities as quickly as possible.

National Disaster Recovery Framework

For responders and emergency managers, the National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) enables disaster recovery managers to operate in a unified and collaborative manner to support disaster-impacted states, tribes, territorial and local jurisdictions. It also focuses on how best to restore, redevelop and revitalize the health, social, economic, natural and environmental fabric of the community. Review the NDRF Recovery support functions.

After the Flood

Between 1993 and 2020, there have been 1,302 floods in South Dakota.  This averages out to 62.3 floods a year! Because many communities in South Dakota are affected by floods, the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management has provided an “After the Flood” resource guide for residents.  The guide provides contacts to local businesses and resources that can be useful for South Dakotans.  Please note: This is not a complete list of resources; nor does it imply endorsement by the State of South Dakota.

Please be sure to contact your local officials to find out specific community information about what to do after a flood.

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