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Hanson County Disaster Recovery Center Extended to Jan. 4

December 27, 2019



SDDPS: Tony Mangan (605) 773-6196

FEMA: News Desk (605) 323-6755

SBA: PIO Contact (916) 200-6720

News Release

Hanson County Disaster Recovery Center Extended to Jan. 4

SIOUX FALLS, SD — The Hanson County Disaster Recovery Center will now remain open until 6 p.m. on Saturday Jan. 4, 2020. It will not close on Saturday Dec. 28as previously announced.


Those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from Sept. 9 - 26 can continue to get in-person help at the center from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. All centers are closed on Sundays, and will be closed New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2020.


Representatives from the state, FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration, and other organizations staff 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.


Centers are accessible and are equipped with video remote interpreting and assistive listening devices. In-person American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters can be requested by calling or texting 605-400-8878.


Hanson County DRC is located at:


Hanson County Courthouse

720 5th St.

Alexandria, SD


Other center locations will remain open until further notice:


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


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. You can also call to check on your application status, update contact or insurance company information, or get help with any questions.




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.