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Repair, Rebuilding Advice Available in Sioux Falls and Mitchell





January 13, 2020
DR-4469-SD-024
Contacts:
SDDPS: Tony Mangan (605) 773-6196
FEMA: News Desk (605) 323-6755
SBA: PIO Contact (571) 457-9778


News Release


Repair, Rebuilding Advice Available in Sioux Falls and Mitchell


SIOUX FALLS, SD – FEMA mitigation and flood insurance specialists will be at The Home Depot in Sioux Falls and True Value Hardware in Mitchell this week to offer advice and tips on how to repair storm damage and rebuild safer and stronger.

 

Specialists will be on hand Monday, Jan. 13 through Saturday, Jan. 18 to answer questions and provide home improvement tips for both do-it-yourself homeowners and general contractors. Recovery topics will include flood insurance, elevating utilities and rebuilding flooded homes. They also will have information on building structures that are more hazard-resistant, with proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters.

The Home Depot
2523 S. Louise Ave.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

True Value Hardware
1400 Main St.
Mitchell, South Dakota

FEMA advisers will be available at these locations 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

 

More mitigation events will be held at home improvement stores in southeast South Dakota in the coming weeks.

 

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 www.fema.gov/what-mitigation.

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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 .