FEMA teams to be out on Saturday

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KJJQ) – Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Survivor Assistance teams will be out in a number of southeast South Dakota counties on Saturday.

FEMA spokesperson Debra Young says they’ll visit areas hit by the September storms in Brookings, Charles Mix, Davison, Hanson, Hutchinson, Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, Moody, and Yankton counties and the Flandreau and Yankton Indian Reservations.

Young says FEMA representatives will display official photo identification.

Businesses may also qualify for federal help but FEMA teams won’t be visiting businesses this weekend. However, they can register online or at a FEMA field office.

Home inspectors will also be in the field verifying damage for those who have applied for federal assistance.  Inspectors will contact homeowners and renters to schedule a time to meet to validate storm damage.