Fourth presidential disaster declaration for South Dakota has been approved

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South Dakota has been approved for a fourth presidential disaster declaration — this time for the September storms.

Preliminary assessments put the storm damage at $17 million in 20 counties and the Yankton Indian Reservation.

This includes the three tornadoes that hit Sioux Falls, damaging the Avera Heart Hospital and Behavioral Health Center as well as businesses in Plaza 41 and Advance Auto Parts.

This also covers the extreme flooding in areas such as Madison and Mitchell.

FEMA officials are already in South Dakota working on the first three federal disaster declarations and will continue to work on the fourth.

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