Wisconsin Flooding (DR-1369)

Incident period: April 10, 2001 to July 6, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on May 11, 2001

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 2, 2001
News Release
West Salem, WI -- Wisconsin residents who are eligible for federal and state disaster assistance are urged to apply immediately. "Don't wait for your insurance settlement to call," said Al Shanks, deputy administrator of Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM). "You can always provide additional information after you register by phone."
June 29, 2001
News Release
West Salem, WI -- Disaster assistance for Calumet and Rusk counties has been expanded to include aid for homeowners, renters and businesses affected by the recent severe storms in Wisconsin, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the additional assistance was approved based on a review of damage data gathered by federal and state disaster recovery officials. The counties previously were designated for public assistance under the original major disaster declaration issued by President Bush on May 11.
June 29, 2001
News Release
West Salem, WI -- The Disaster Recovery Center in Siren will be closed on Sunday, July 1, and on Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4. The center, located at Siren High School, 24022 Fourth Avenue, is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday until further notice. Homeowners, renters and businesses in 15 Wisconsin counties are eligible for disaster assistance under President Bush's May 11 disaster declaration for severe storms and flooding in April. The declaration has been expanded to include the June 11 storms and the June 18 tornado.
June 28, 2001
News Release
West Salem, WI -- Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials will keep the Disaster Recovery Center in Neenah open until Tuesday, July 3. The center is intended to help residents who suffered storm or flood damage with their applications for disaster assistance. It is located at the Neenah Police Department Community Room, 2111 Marathon Avenue, Neenah. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The center will be closed on Sunday.
June 26, 2001
News Release
West Salem, WI -- More than a thousand Wisconsin residents have sought federal disaster assistance to help recover from flooding, tornado and severe storms that have hit the state since April.
June 25, 2001
News Release
West Salem, WI -- Residents who suffered storm or tornado damage can find out about their applications for disaster assistance at a Disaster Recovery Center opening Wednesday, June 27, in Siren. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) are opening the center at Siren High School, 24022 Fourth Avenue. The center will then be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday until further notice.


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Photo of Tom Davies, Lewis Taylor and Gloria E. Benjamin.

Hertel, WI, July 17, 2001 -- FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Tom Davies (right) presents certificate of appreciation to the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin for outstanding emergency response and recovery efforts following the F3 tornado that hit northwestern Wisconsin on June 18, 2001. Accepting the certificate at the St. Croix Tribal Center are Lewis Taylor, St. Croix Tribal Representative, and Gloria E. Benjamin, St. Croix Council Member-elect.

Photo by Dana Trytten/ FEMA News Photo

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