Help Line Available to Producers and Others Affected by Western S.D. Snow Storm

Media Contact: Sarah Caslin, 605.773.3649
For Immediate Release: October 10, 2013

Help Line Available To Producers And Others Affected By Western S.D. Snow Storm

PIERRE, S.D. - Anyone impacted by the recent western South Dakota snow storm can call 2-1-1 or 877.708.4357 for any storm-related concerns.

Producers living in Harding, Perkins, Ziebach, Shannon, Jackson, Jones, Bennett and Mellette counties will need to call 877.708.4357 to reach the helpline.

The helpline can answer questions regarding animal removal from agricultural properties, documentation of livestock losses, livestock identification and provide contact information for other assistance programs.

Producers experiencing emotional distress can also call for support or to find counseling resources. Agencies needing volunteers and individuals interested in volunteering to help should dial 2-1-1 or call 877.708.4357 for assistance.

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