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UPDATE: Yankton Disaster Recover Center to close Dec. 21

Survivors using the Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program from FEMA may soon get a letter from FEMA about private information being overshared. (MGN)
Survivors using the Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program from FEMA may soon get a letter from FEMA about private information being overshared. (MGN)(WJHG)
Published: Dec. 2, 2019 at 4:14 PM CST
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A federal Disaster Recovery Center in Yankton is set to close soon.

The center will close 6 p.m. Saturday, state and federal authorities announced Wednesday.

The center was established to help people affected by storms and flooding that hit the region in September. Officials say the center is closing because of a decline of visitors to the center.

Centers in Madison, Mitchell, and Sioux Falls will remain open until further notice. Anyone affected by the storm can call 800-621-3362 or visit

for assistance.

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Original story:

The State of South Dakota and FEMA have opened a disaster recovery center in Yankton to offer face-to-face support to individuals and businesses impacted by the tornadoes, severe storms and flooding from September 9-26.

This follows the center previously opened in Madison; additional locations around the state will be announced later.

The center in Yankton is located at:

Yankton County Emergency Management Building 807 Capitol Street

Yankton, S.D. 57078

Hours of Operation are Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Representatives from the State of South Dakota, FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and other organizations are at 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.

Homeowners, renters, and businesses can register for disaster assistance before visiting a recovery center. There are several ways to register:

• Online at DisasterAssistance.gov

• By calling the disaster assistance helpline at 800-621-3362 (v/VRS/711) or 800-462-7585 (TTY). Lines are open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Help is available in most languages.

The South Dakota areas now designated for Individual Assistance are: Brookings, Charles Mix, Davison, Hanson, Hutchinson, Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, Moody, and Yankton counties and the Flandreau and Yankton Indian Reservations.

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