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Holiday Closures Set for Disaster Recovery Centers

December 21, 2019



SDDPS: Tony Mangan (605) 773-6196

FEMA: News Desk (605) 323-6755

SBA: PIO Contact (916) 200-6720

News Release


Holiday Closures Set for Disaster Recovery Centers


SIOUX FALLS, SD — Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in South Dakota will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 24; Christmas Day, Dec. 25; and New Year’s Day, Jan.1, 2020.  Except for the holiday closures, centers are open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice. The Hanson County center in Alexandria will end operations Saturday, Dec. 28.


Open center locations are:


Davison County, Davison County Fairgrounds, 3200 W. Havens Ave., Mitchell, SD


Lake County, 455 S. Highland Ave., Madison, SD


Minnehaha County, Southeast Technical Institute – Ed Wood Center Rooms 205 and 207,

2000 N. Career Ave., Sioux Falls, SD


Hanson County, Hanson County Courthouse, 720 5th St., Alexandria, SD. Closing Dec. 28.


You do not need to visit a DRC to register for federal assistance. Applicants can register:


  • Online at DisasterAssistance.gov
  • By calling the disaster assistance Helpline at 800-621-3362 or TTY: 800-462-7585. Lines are open daily from 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Help is available in most languages.
  • At one of FEMA’s disaster recovery center locations. Find your closest center at  fema.gov/drclocator. Centers are accessible and are equipped with video remote interpreting and assistive listening devices. Ask DRC manager for an in-person American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, if needed.




FEMA’s mission: Helping people before, during, and after disasters.


The SBA 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. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955, emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov, or visiting SBA’s website at www.sba.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339.