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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Madison





November 25, 2019

DR-4440-SD-002

Contacts:

SDDPS: Tony Mangan (605) 773-6196

FEMA: News Desk (605) 323-6755

SBA: PIO Contact (916) 200-6720

 

News Release

 

State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Madison

 

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The State of South Dakota and FEMA have opened a disaster recovery center in Madison to offer face-to-face support to individuals and businesses impacted by the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding from September 9-26. This is the first center to open; additional locations around the state will be announced later. The center is located at:

 

Lake County Disaster Recovery Center 455 S. Highland Ave.

(former Cars for Les building) Madison, S.D.

Hours of Operation are Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Closed on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28.

 

Representatives from the State of South Dakota, FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and other organizations are at the centers to explain available assistance programs and help connect survivors with resources that best match their recovery needs. FEMA Hazard Mitigation specialists will also be available to provide advice on rebuilding to avoid damage from future disasters.

 

Homeowners, renters and businesses can register for disaster assistance before visiting a recovery center. There are several ways to register:

 

  • • Go online to DisasterAssistance.gov or DisasterAssistance.gov/es (for Spanish).
  • • Use the FEMA mobile app in English or Spanish.
  • • Call the disaster assistance helpline at 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 (TTY) anytime from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. local time seven days a week until further notice. Multilingual operators are available.

 

Disaster recovery centers are accessible to people with disabilities. Centers have assistive technology to aid in communication.

The South Dakota areas now designated for Individual Assistance are: Brookings, Charles Mix, Davison, Hanson, Hutchinson, Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, Moody, and Yankton counties and the Flandreau and Yankton Indian Reservations.

 

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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 .