MADISON, S.D.–South Dakota and FEMA have opened a disaster recovery center in Madison to offer face-to-face support to individuals and businesses impacted by the flooding, tornadoes, or severe storms in September.

The Lake County Disaster Recovery Center is the first one to open within this federal disaster declaration, and is open from 9 to 6 Monday thru Saturday. It’s in the former Cars For Les building at 455 South Highland Avenue in Madison (pictured).

FEMA spokesman Nate Custer says anyone affected by the recent disaster can stop by the center and get their questions answered.

Small Business Administration representatives will be at the center as well to talk with people and businesses about what they may be able to assist them with.

There are eleven area counties now designated for Individual Assistance under this latest disaster declaration, as well as the Flandreau and Yankton Indian reservations.