FEMA and the state open disaster recovery centers in Pine Ridge and Yankton

Disaster Recovery Centers have been opened in Pine Ridge and Yankton to help those impacted by severe March and April weather find resources

PIERRE, S.D. — The state of South Dakota and FEMA have opened disaster recovery centers in Pine Ridge and Yankton.

The centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses impacted by the severe winter storms and flooding that hit the state from mid-March until late April.

Photo from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety

Representatives from the state, FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and other organizations are stationed at the centers. They’ll be available to explain to visitors what kind of assistance programs and resources best fit their recovery needs.

Homeowners, renters and businesses should 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.

The centers are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time. They are accessible to people with disabilities and have assistive technology to aid in communication. The addresses are:

Pine Ridge DRC
Billy Mills Building
85 E. Main St.
Pine Ridge, S.D.

Yankton DRC
Yankton County EM Building
807 Capital Street
Yankton, S.D.  57078
(park and enter from Douglas street)

More Disaster Recover Centers are expected to open in additional locations soon.

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