NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. -- The Disaster Recovery Center in North Sioux City will close on Friday, September 30 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.
Friday, September 30 at 7 p.m.
Disaster Recovery Center
1246 River Road
North Sioux City, SD 57049
(next to a Taco John's in a strip mall)
"Take advantage of the help you can receive at the center. This is your opportunity to meet with a variety of agencies in person to get information on the assistance available," said Federal Coordinating Officer Mark Neveau.
Residents affected by the flooding from March 11 through July 22 can still visit the center to meet face-to-face with a FEMA recovery specialist, ask questions about their disaster application, learn about ways to rebuild to prevent future disaster losses and meet with representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Through September 24, 656 individuals had visited the North Sioux City center.
Until the center closes, SBA representatives are there to issue loan applications, answer questions about SBA's disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each individual complete their application. Disaster loan information and application forms are also available by calling SBA at (800) 659-2955, emailing email@example.com, or visiting SBA's Web site at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.