The Davison County Office of Emergency Management wants to provide you with some basic information to use if you have sustained losses or damages during a disaster. Initially, we need to complete a damage assessment of the county. If we meet the minimum criteria, we will submit a disaster declaration request to the state. To gather this information, we will need residents to complete a Flood – Home-Business damage assessment and email it to email@example.com. (Please leave the form in excel format)
Once the disaster is approved by the President, affected citizens can register with FEM for assistance. 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.
Please register online at www.disasterassistance.gov. or call 1-800-621-3362. You will need to provide some basic information similar to what you originally reported to Emergency Management, as well as your Social Security Number, any private insurance information you have, Address and Zip Code, your phone number plus basic directions to your home. You will receive a 9 digit FEMA Registration Number. When a FEMA Representative comes to your residence or business, they will be wearing a FEMA ID around their neck, and will know your 9 digit FEMA Registration Number. If they do not, ask them to leave and report it to authorities.
FEMA will also open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Davison County, where citizens can speak with Federal and State representatives face to face and ask any questions they have.
Important information in reporting your loss:
- The maximum FEMA Grant is $35,500. Additional rental assistance funding may be available for those who were displaced.
- Personal property can be claimed under Individual Assistance.
- Renters can claim personal property loss.
- Only primary residence damage is covered, along with driveways or private roads when it is the only access to the primary residence.
- Farm/fencing/road damage is not covered.
- Businesses and homeowners can fill out the same worksheet. Please provide numbers on costs of repair/loss.
- Owners of rental property would be considered business owners and the residence would potentially qualify for a disaster loan from the Small Business Administration. Please review the SBA DR-4469-SD Factsheet for more information.
A presentation of the current damage status can be found @ EM Presentation-12-5-19
Free Resources that can help you:
The local Salvation Army is a great first place to start. Their crew can assist you with immediate needs following a disaster, as well as referrals to counseling services for long term recovery. They can be found @ https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/mitchell/who-we-are/.
The American Red Cross can help you with immediate, short-term disaster assistance. They can be found @ https://www.redcross.org/local/dakotas.html.
Team Rubicon is an International non-profit disaster response organization of Veterans who can assist home owners with debris removal, mold mitigation, and other disaster related capabilities free of charge. More information, as well as contacts, can be found @ Team Rubicon.
Christian Aid Ministries will provide Rapid Response Services and can assist home owners with debris removal, mold mitigation, and other disaster related capabilities free of charge. More information, as well as contacts, can be found @ Christian Aid Ministries.