Recovering from a Disaster
Disasters can happen quickly, with or without warning. But unlike a fast-striking emergency, recovering from a disaster is a gradual process.
Safety is a primary issue, as are mental and physical well-being. If assistance is available, knowing how to access it can make the process faster and less stressful.
The South Dakota Office of Emergency Management offers access to public assistance programs, the individual assistance program and small business disaster assistance.
Beyond resources and financial aid, counseling services and support groups can also help in coping with the aftermath of a disaster or state of emergency. Contact the Department of Social Services for help finding the right counseling resources for you.