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September 21, 2011
News Release
PIERRE, S.D. -- The deadline to file flood insurance claims could be as early as Thursday, September 29, disaster officials warn. Claims for flood damage in policies underwritten by the National Flood Insurance Program must be filed within 120 days of the actual damage occurring. The normal deadline is 60 days from the date of damage, but the deadline was extended to 120 days for the Missouri River floods. For buildings damaged by the rising water of the Missouri River on June 1, 2011, that deadline would be next Thursday.
September 19, 2011
News Release
PIERRE, S.D. -- The Disaster Recovery Center in the Pierre Mall will close on Friday, September 23 at 7 p.m., officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management announced today. After the center closes, individuals with questions can contact the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, or TTY 800-462-7585 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT. Closing Date:Friday, September 23 at 7 p.m.
September 15, 2011
News Release
PIERRE, S.D. -- As winter approaches, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is reminding homeowners to ensure their home-heating system is in good working order, especially ones damaged by flooding.
September 13, 2011
News Release
YANKTON, S.D. -- Repairing or cleaning up a home after a disaster can be a daunting task. But with the right information, homeowners can clean up safely and build back smarter and stronger. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation teams will be on hand this weekend at Kopetsky's Ace Hardware in Yankton to provide free advice about how best to clean up mold, mildew and bacteria, and cost-effective ways to rebuild to reduce the risk of damages from future disasters. Free publications on these topics will also be available.
September 9, 2011
News Release
PIERRE, S.D. -- A federal/state Disaster Recovery Center for people affected by this year's floods will open in Yankton on Monday. "Now residents and business owners in Yankton County can apply for FEMA's disaster assistance and the first step is to register," said Mark Neveau, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's operation in South Dakota. "Then come by the Disaster Recovery Center to check on the status of your case, get rebuilding tips and mitigation advice, or get help filling out the application for a loan from the Small Business Administration."
September 7, 2011
News Release
PIERRE, S.D. -- Repairing or cleaning up a home after a disaster can be a daunting task. But with the right information, homeowners can clean up safely and build back smarter and stronger. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation teams will be on hand this weekend at Runnings and Pro-Build in Pierre to provide free advice about how best to clean up mold, mildew and bacteria, and cost-effective ways to rebuild to reduce the risk of damages from future disasters. Free publications on these topics will also be available.
September 2, 2011
Disaster Federal Register Notice
September 2, 2011
News Release
PIERRE, S.D. -- Residents and businesses in Yankton County who had damage from flooding March 11 through July 22, 2011 are now eligible for disaster assistance, Gov. Dennis Daugaard and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. "We are pleased that residents of Yankton County who have suffered losses in this long flood will be eligible for FEMA's Individual Assistance program," Governor Daugaard said. "Every citizen who is helped is a step toward recovery for all of us."
September 2, 2011
News Release
PIERRE, S.D. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management will change hours beginning on Tuesday, September 6, after Labor Day. The new hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The centers will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday on Labor Day weekend.
September 2, 2011
News Release
PIERRE, S.D. -- State and federal disaster aid for South Dakota's floods this year has topped $9 million, disaster officials said today. The figure includes $1.8 million in aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) targeted to households. FEMA's "Individual Assistance"; program for individuals and families was declared on August 23. More than1,000 households and businesses have registered for the aid since then. Here is a summary of activities of state and federal disaster recovery efforts so far:

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