Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Issues Disaster Declaration Due to Blizzard Conditions


Winter has been harsh so far at Standing Rock. Photo courtesy of Lee Sprgure

Published December 31, 2016

STANDING ROCK INDIAN RESERVATION — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe issued a disaster declaration due to a winter storm brought blizzard conditions on December 25 and 26, 2016.

The disaster declaration indicated that there is an “emergency threat to life, property and natural resources.”

The severe winter storm caused massive disruptions of the normal flow of emergency, business and other vital transportation.

With the disaster declaration, the tribe is requesting federal and state agencies to use all available resources to assist the tribe.

The storm caused significant icing to power lines and its high winds caused power outages across the reservation.

The disaster declaration was signed by Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II.

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