Happy Thanksgiving Lake Madison Residents
November 29, 2019.
The lake was almost completely frozen over around mid-November. However, the milder temps and strong winds over the past couple weeks busted it open again. Although the lake level has receded to manageable levels, clean up from the Sept. flood damage continues. Please see the following notice from FEMA.
FEMA Disaster Assistance teams will be at Sea Store (Across from Hillside) located at 46031 238th Street; Wentworth, SD, 57075 from to 9am-5pm, this Thursday December 5, 2019. Below is some information on DSA teams and what they can do to assist in your community. Residents can also visit the Disaster Recovery Center located at the old Cars for Les building located at 455 Highland Ave, Madison if they can’t make it to the one-day registration event at the Sea Store. Please keep in mind, the FEMA DSA teams are primarily focused on assistance for uninsured, under insured and essential needs to Primary Resident homes and related personal property. Recreational homes, recreational property (i.e. Boats, Personal Watercraft, Docks and Lifts) or shoreline damage do not typically qualify for this coverage. However, if you have questions, please contact the FEMA resource for further guidance.
FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance teams are working in South Dakota areas affected by the severe storms that occurred September 9 thru September 26, 2019. These teams help survivors register for assistance, identify and address potential needs, and make connections with local, state, federal and voluntary agencies with the resources to assist them.
Using the latest mobile technology, DSA staff can register survivors for disaster assistance, update their records and make referrals to local, state, and voluntary agency partners. During the registration process, specialists will ask for some personal information including: social security number, annual income and bank information, as well as the names of occupants of the impacted property.
In addition to the registration opportunity offered by DSA teams, survivors can register for assistance by visiting: DisasterAssistance.gov. or Calling 800-621-3362 (800-462-7585 TTY users) (Multilingual operators are available).
After registering for disaster assistance, you may be referred to the U.S. Small Business Administration. In times of disasters, the SBA offers low-interest loans for businesses, homeowners and renters. The SBA will contact you by telephone with information on how to apply. There’s no obligation to accept a loan, but you may miss out on the largest source of federal disaster recovery funds if you don’t submit an application.
Bob Van Liere