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Repair, Rebuilding Advice Available in Yankton

Release date: 
December 26, 2019
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SIOUX FALLS, SD – FEMA mitigation specialists will visit Kopetsky’s Ace Hardware in Yankton to offer advice on how to repair and rebuild structures safer and stronger.

The specialists will be on hand Monday, Dec. 30 - Saturday, Jan. 4 (except Wednesday, Jan. 1) to answer questions and provide home improvement tips and information on building structures that are more hazard-resistant, with proven methods that can prevent or reduce damage from future disasters.

This information is geared toward do-it-yourself homeowners and general contractors. Recovery topics to be covered include flood insurance, elevating utilities and rebuilding flooded homes.

Kopetsky’s Ace Hardware
2404 Broadway Ave.
Yankton, SD 57078

FEMA advisers will be available at this location

  •  8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
  •  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

FEMA assistance is accessible to people with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter, Braille, CART, etc.), please make your request as soon as possible.  Call or text  605-400-8878.  Last minute requests will be considered but may not be possible to fill. 

To learn more about how mitigation efforts help individuals and communities visit


FEMA's mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.

The U.S. Small Business Administration is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955. TTY users may also call 800-877-8339. Applicants may also email or visit SBA at .

Last Updated: 
December 26, 2019 - 19:12