FEMA official encourages people to register, even if damage was minor

BROOKINGS, S.D. (KJJQ) – The State of South Dakota and FEMA are opening Disaster Recovery Centers in six counties across the state.

They offer in-person support to individuals and businesses that suffered losses from the September storms and flooding. Each center is open for five days.

Nate Custer is an information officer with FEMA. He says this is a chance for people to meet one-on-one with a FEMA represetnative.

You don’t have to visit a center to be considered for assistance, but Custer says it can make the process easier. You can also stop by if you’ve already registered with FEMA.

Custer says, even if you think your damages were relatively minor, it’s worth registering.


Custer says, if you have supporting documents — photos, receipts and the like — bring them along.