December 5, 2019 8:00 AM - January 17, 2020 5:00 PM

Additional Information

RESIDENTS OF 11 COUNTIES AND TWO RESERVATIONS CAN NOW REGISTER WITH FEMA FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE IF THEY WERE IMPACTED BY THE TORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS AND FLOODING BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 9TH AND SEPTEMBER 26TH.

REGISTER ONLINE AT DisasterAssistance.Gov OR BY CALLING 800-621-3362. THE DEADLINE IS TO REGISTER IS JANUARY 17TH 2020.

ELIGIBLE COUNTIES INCLUDE: BROOKINGS, CHARLES MIX, DAVISON, HANSON, HUTCHINSON, LAKE, LINCOLN, MCCOOK, MINNEHAHA, MOODY AND YANKTON COUNTIES AND THE FLANDREAU AND YANKTON INDIAN RESERVATIONS.

 

The State of South Dakota and FEMA are opening Disaster Recovery Centers in six counties across the state. The centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses that suffered losses from the severe winter storms and flooding from Sept. 9 – 26, 2019.

The South Dakota areas eligible to register with FEMA are Brookings, Charles Mix, Davison, Hanson, Hutchinson, Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, Moody and Yankton counties and the Flandreau and Yankton Indian Reservations. The deadline to register is January 17, 2020.

Visitors to the centers can learn about a variety of federal and state disaster recovery resources, in addition to aid available from voluntary organizations.  Center staff can explain available assistance programs and help connect people with resources that best match their specific needs.

 Locations Opening Tuesday, December 10 for one week:

 Brookings (Brookings County)

Tuesday, December 10 – Saturday, December 14

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tues. – Sat.

Brookings Research and Technology Center

809 32nd Ave, Brookings, SD

Salem (McCook County)

Tuesday, December 10 – Saturday, December 14,

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tues. – Sat.

Salem Armory

720 N. Peck St., Salem SD

Olivet (Hutchinson County)

Tuesday, December 10 – Saturday, December 14

*(Hours: Tues. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.  –  6 p.m.)

Hutchinson County Courthouse Room 166

201 Mentor St., Olivet, SD

 Locations Opening Tuesday, December 17 for one week:

 Lake Andes (Charles Mix County)

Tuesday, December 17 – Saturday, December 21

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tues. – Sat.

County 4-H Building

100 School St., Lake Andes, SD

Flandreau (Moody County)

Tuesday, December 17 – Saturday, December 21

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tues. – Sat.

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

505 S. Wind St., Flandreau, SD

Alexandria (Hanson County)

Tuesday, December 17 – Saturday, December 21

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tues. – Sat.

Hanson County Courthouse

720 5th St., Alexandria, SD

Centers Open Mon-Sat, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Further Notice:

 Yankton Disaster Recovery Center

Yankton County Emergency Management Building
807 Capitol Street (enter from Douglas St)

Yankton, S.D.  57078

Lake County Disaster Recovery Center
455 S. Highland Ave. (former Cars for Less building)
Madison, S.D.

Sioux Falls Disaster Recovery Center now open 

Southeast Technical Institute

Ed Wood Trade and Industry Center, Rooms 205 and 207

2000 N. Career Ave.

Sioux Falls, SD  (Minnehaha County)

Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. until further notice.

Davison County Disaster Recovery Center

Davison County Fairgrounds
3200 West Havens Ave.
Mitchell, S.D.
Hours of Operation are Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Individuals can visit any of the centers for assistance. Use the FEMA mobile app, or visit www.fema.gov/DRC for current open locations.

 If possible, homeowners, renters and businesses should register for disaster assistance before visiting a recovery center. There are several ways to register:

  • By calling the disaster assistance helpline at 800-621-3362 or TTY: 800-462-7585. Lines are open daily from 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Help is available in most languages.
  • At one of FEMA’s disaster recovery center locations.

 All recovery centers are accessible to people with disabilities. Centers have assistive technology to aid in communication. ASL interpretation is available upon request; contact the Recovery Center Manager upon arrival.

For anyone who was unable to work or lost their job as a result of the September storms. The deadline to apply for Disaster Unemployment is December 26th.

https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2019/12/13/register-now-disaster-unemployment-assistance