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.
Friday, September 23 at 7 p.m.
"I encourage anyone with questions about disaster assistance to take advantage of the center this week," said Federal Coordinating Officer Mark Neveau. "Even after the center closes, FEMA and the state of South Dakota will continue working to ensure affected South Dakotans get the help they need to recover."
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, meet with representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration, and learn about ways to rebuild to prevent future disaster losses. Through September 17, 296 individuals had visited the Pierre center.
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.