The deadline for residents with damage from the September severe storms, tornadoes and flooding to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency is this Friday, January 31st.  

Since the November 18th declaration, more than twelve-million dollars in federal disaster assistance has been provided to eligible applicants in 12 counties and two reservations, including more than $4.6 million in FEMA grant funding and over $7.6 million in SBA disaster loans.

Although the disaster recovery centers in South Dakota have closed, homeowners and renters with disaster-related damage in designated counties and reservations can still register with FEMA until the deadline.  

January 31st is also the deadline for businesses, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters with property damage to apply for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

To apply for FEMA assistance, go to  or call 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.