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One Week Remains to Register for Federal Disaster Assistance in South Dakota

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

DR-4440-SD NR-021

SDDPS: Tony Mangan (605) 773-6196

FEMA: News Desk (605) 323-6755


One Week Remains to Register for Federal Disaster Assistance in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakotans in communities impacted by the severe winter storm and flooding have one week left to apply for federal disaster assistance.


The deadline for registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency is Tuesday, Aug. 6.

Homeowners and renters with disaster-related damage can contact FEMA by calling 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585), registering online at DisasterAssistance.gov, using the FEMA app, or by visiting a Disaster Recovery Center. The following counties and reservations are designated for FEMA Individual Assistance: Bennett, Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Dewey, Hutchinson, Jackson, Mellette, Minnehaha, Oglala Lakota, Todd, Turner, Yankton, Ziebach counties; Pine Ridge Reservation; Rosebud Reservation; Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.


Disaster Recovery Centers currently are operating on the three reservations. These centers will cease operation at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. Residents who have registered with FEMA can continue to get information about their application by calling 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585) or going online to DisasterAssistance.gov.


To date, nearly 2,000 South Dakotans have contacted FEMA about potential disaster assistance. 


Aug. 6 also is the deadline for businesses, private nonproft organizations and homeowners and renters with property damage to apply for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The deadline for businesses to apply for economic injury is March 9, 2020.


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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 DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov or visit SBA at www.SBA.gov/disaster.