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Posted on: November 19, 2019

BROOKINGS COUNTY APPROVED FOR INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE INCIDENT PERIOD OF SEPTEMBER 9-26, 2019

On Monday, November 18, 2019 the Brookings County Emergency Management Office received word that Brookings County was approved for an Individual Assistance declaration. This is for incident period of September 9-26, 2019, which was a flooding, severe storm, and tornado event. 

Citizens affected by the disaster can begin registering now for assistance by phone: 1-800-621-3362 or online: disasterassistance.gov (or click the link below). Assistance will be approved or denied on an individual basis. There is no penalty for being denied for assistance, so citizens are highly encouraged to register even if they don't feel their damages are enough. Types of assistance that can be provided: home repair, rental assistance if displaced, personal property loss, child care costs, medical bills, funeral bills, and vehicle damage. 

REGISTER NOW! 
Register by phone: 1-800-621-3362 
Register online: disasterassistance.gov (or click the link below)

Please watch for more information to become available in the next few weeks.

Richard Haugen
Deputy Director Brookings County Development
Zoning & Emergency Management 

Link to disasterassistance.gov
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