Minnehaha County, South Dakota
Last Updated: March 13th, 2020 7:47 AM
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On June 7th, 2019 President Trump declared a disaster for the State of South Dakota due to damages caused by severe storms and flooding that occurred March 13th-April 26th.
The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Hutchinson, Minnehaha, and Yankton counties; the Pine Ridge Reservation to include Oglala Lakota, Jackson, and Bennett counties; the Rosebud Reservation to include Mellette and Todd counties; and the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation to include Dewey and Ziebach counties.
Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Citizens living within Minnehaha County are eligible for different types of assistance needed from the snow/flooding that occurred during the incident period of March 13 – April 26. For more information on types of assistance provided: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4294-4297/updates/fact-sheet-what-femas-individual-assistance-program
The State Office of Emergency Management will begin setting up Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) later this week. These are walk-in centers for citizens to register with FEMA and SBA and speak with other agencies to assist with unmet needs. When a site is chosen or Minnehaha County I will make notifications.
At this time, registration is open for citizens to apply for assistance. They can do this via phone call or online: 1-800-621-3362 or https://www.disasterassistance.gov/