Hurricane Harvey

Houston’s Harvey Fund Gives Out $28.9 Million In Grants

Courtesy of NBCHOUSTON (AP) – The Harvey relief fund promoted by top elected officials in Houston says it’s given out $28.9 million in grants to a range of groups helping victims of the August storm. The Greater Houston Community Foundation announced Wednesday that it issued grants to 90 groups. About $10 million of the total amount will go toward housing…

Texas Delegation Requests $19B In Additional Harvey Aid

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Texas congressional delegation wants an additional $19 billion to help the Lone Star State recover from Harvey. Republicans and Democrats are teaming up behind a request to repair water projects and help homeowners and communities rebuild from the storm. The bipartisan request would come on top of President Donald Trump’s request earlier this week for $29…

Harvey’s Insured Losses Estimated To Cost Nearly $19 Billion

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The nation’s largest state insurance trade association estimates insured losses from Harvey at nearly $19 billion – and that doesn’t count damage not covered by insurance. The Insurance Council of Texas says windstorm and other claims from Harvey will be worth nearly $3 billion. Approximately 250,000 damaged cars and commercial vehicles will trigger around another $4.75…

Texas Could Seek $50B In Federal Housing Aid After Harvey

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas expects to seek more than $50 billion in federal housing funding after Hurricane Harvey. Abbott said at a news conference Thursday that those displaced by the storm can seek help via community development grants covering long-term housing needs as well as temporary costs while waiting for their homes to be repaired….

Official: US Insurance Program Could Pay $11B For Harvey

WASHINGTON (AP) – The head of the National Flood Insurance Program says early estimates are that Hurricane Harvey will result in about $11 billion in payouts to insured homeowners, mostly in southeast Texas. Federal Emergency Management Agency Deputy Associate Administrator Roy Wright said Wednesday that would put Harvey as the second-costliest storm in the program’s history, after only the more…

Sanaa’s Holds Dinner Benefit For Harvey Victims

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls Mediterranean restaurant is helping families affected by Hurricane Harvey by holding a buffet dinner to raise money. Sanaa’s in downtown, Sioux Falls held a dinner buffet with a $10 minimum donation. However, the owner says even before she opened Saturday, people have been donating. So far they’ve raised a total of $950 all of which…

Results Radio Collecting Items For Hurricane Harvey Victims

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – With the help of some businesses in the Sioux Empire, Results Radio is holding a drive to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. The stations are collecting items through next Saturday to bring to the Houston area. Their goal is to fill at least one-semi truck full of supplies over a ten day period. They say the…

Texas So Far Not Raiding $10B ‘Rainy Day’ Fund After Harvey

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Soaring costs from the Harvey storm are raising calls for Texas lawmakers to break open the state’s emergency piggy bank of more than $10 billion. Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick signaled Friday that lawmakers are ready to use the state’s rainy day fund in response to the devastation of Harvey. But how much will be spent…

Hurricane Impacts Talks Between Pipeline Company, State

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Hurricane Harvey has impacted the pace of negotiations between the company that built the Dakota Access oil pipeline and North Dakota regulators investigating potential violations of state rules during construction. Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak says attorney negotiations have continued but Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners also has been busy with hurricane response. ETP is based in…

Official Says Texas Gas Supply Recovering After Harvey

HOUSTON (AP) – A Texas official says the state’s gasoline supply is recovering quickly after shortages he blames on hoarding and panic buying due to Harvey. Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton says any shortages likely will be resolved within the next day or two. He says several refineries in the state idled by the storm have restarted, although a few…

Sioux Falls Native Shares Experiencing Hurricane Harvey

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls woman says she’s grateful to have her younger brother alive, after seeing the impact Hurricane Harvey left. Her brother, a Sioux Falls native says this is the worst storm Texas has ever seen and the damage left behind is going to take years to repair. “The most shocking and horrific thing, I have ever seen,”…

Understanding A Hurricane and Tropical Storms

From How They Form, To How They're Maintained and How They Break Apart

With the summer months and severe weather season coming to an end, a new season is beginning – hurricane season. With the Atlantic hurricane season starting from June and ending in November, the United States has already been hit by a major hurricane. Being the first major hurricane to make US landfall in over a decade, Harvey may have you…

PetSmart Collecting Donations for Pets Affected by Hurricane Harvey

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Donations have been coming in from many across the U.S. since Hurricane Harvey hit. The damage has left many without a home and resulted in pets being left behind or being lost. PetSmart is hoping to help the pets in Texas until they are reunited with their pet owners. Both of the Sioux Falls PetSmart are accepting donations…

Adventures With Ahtra: Special Edition Hurricane Relief

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Every Friday, KDLT News Today uses “Adventures with Ahtra” to show viewers something new and exciting in their area but with our fellow Americans in Texas and Louisiana suffering through a natural disaster, we’re using this space to encourage people to help out. Organizations and businesses across South Dakota are getting creative and showing generosity for people affected…

KDLT Partners With Red Cross Dakota Region

Volunteer training, deployment, and other relief efforts to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey are underway.

KDLT, along with our partners at Red River Broadcasting, are teaming up to help raise funds and resources for the Red Cross Dakota Region, as they work to assist in the recovery efforts for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Jennifer Ross, Executive Director of the Red Cross in Eastern South Dakota, and Abbie Peterson VanConant, Chief Development Officer, joined us Friday morning on…

As Floodwaters Recede, Houston Officials Look To Recovery

Courtesy of NBCHOUSTON (AP) – As floodwaters recede, Houston officials have started turning their attention to finding temporary housing for those in shelters and getting enough gasoline for people to fill up cars. Authorities on Thursday increased the toll of Harvey-related deaths to 39, and the Texas Department of Public Safety said more than 37,000 homes were heavily damaged and…