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2020-01-23 21:07 - News Release

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The deadline for residents with damage from the September severe storms, tornadoes and flooding to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency is Friday, January 31, 2020.Since the Nov. 18 declaration, more than $12.2 million in federal disaster assistance has been provided to eligible applicants in 12 counties and two reservations, including more than $4.6 million in FEMA grant funding and over $7.6 million in SBA disaster loans.

2020-01-17 16:28 - News Release

SIOUX FALLS, SD – FEMA mitigation and flood insurance specialists will be at Menards in Sioux Falls and Mitchell next week to offer advice and tips on how to repair storm damage and rebuild safer and stronger.

2020-01-16 18:34 - News Release

SIOUX FALLS, SD— All of the remaining Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in South Dakota are scheduled to permanently close at the end of this week. The deadline for registration is January 31, 2020.The centers in Alexandria, Mitchell and Madison will close Friday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m.The center in Plankinton will close Saturday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m.Since the DRCs have opened, specialists have met with more than 1,100 residents to assist with registrations and resolve issues.

2020-01-13 21:02 - News Release

SIOUX FALLS, SD – FEMA mitigation and flood insurance specialists will be at The Home Depot in Sioux Falls and True Value Hardware in Mitchell this week to offer advice and tips on how to repair storm damage and rebuild safer and stronger.

2020-01-10 21:16 - News Release

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The deadline to register with FEMA for disaster assistance after the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from Sept. 9-26 has been extended to January 31, 2020.Federal disaster assistance for individuals and families can include money for rental assistance, essential home repairs, clean up expense, personal property loss and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance. Disaster Recovery Centers in these locations will close on Friday, January 17, 2020: 

2020-01-09 22:39 - News Release

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The State of South Dakota and FEMA will open a disaster recovery center in Plankinton to offer face-to-face support to individuals and businesses impacted by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from September 9-26. The center will be open for one week at:Aurora County Courthouse Basement401 N. Main StreetPlankinton, S.D.Center will be open Friday, Jan. 10 – Saturday, Jan. 18 (Closed Sunday)Hours of Operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

2020-01-09 17:55 - News Release

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Homeowners and renters in Aurora County may now register with FEMA for federal disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and loss resulting from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred Sept. 9 – 26, 2019.

2020-01-08 15:31 - News Release

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The State of South Dakota and the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourage everyone with damage from the September 9-26, 2019 severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding to register for federal disaster assistance.Many people who cleaned up flood damage and repaired flood-damaged property in the days following the storms don’t realize they may be eligible for reimbursement.  It is important to let FEMA determine eligibility.

2020-01-07 15:35 - News Release

SIOUX FALLS, SD—The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Sioux Falls will close at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Specialists in the DRC have been meeting directly with residents to review their registrations. Visits to the center have now slowed, leading to the closing.South Dakotans who need help will continue to be served:

2020-01-03 21:49 - News Release

SIOUX FALLS, SD – FEMA mitigation and flood insurance specialists will be at Lowe’s in Brookings and Sioux Falls next week to offer advice and tips on how to repair storm damage and rebuild safer and stronger.