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

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.
June 24, 2001
News Release
West Salem, WI -- Damaging thunderstorms and a tornado on top of recent flooding have left Wisconsin communities with lots of cleanup work. Thousands of trees have been uprooted and people throughout the area are using chain saws to reduce debris and to salvage firewood. It's a concern for state and federal officials coordinating the recovery effort under a presidential disaster declaration.
June 23, 2001
News Release
West Salem, WI -- Local government officials and representatives of private non--profit organizations affected by the severe storms, flooding and tornado in June are invited to attend briefings this week to discuss application procedures for assistance under the presidential disaster declaration. WEM Deputy Director and State Coordinating Officer Alan B. Shanks said, "We encourage local government leaders to attend the applicant briefings so they can understand the programs and the state can quickly begin processing claims."
June 22, 2001
News Release
West Salem, WI -- Disasters are a time of confusion. Where do you call for help? Should you let that inspector in? How do you know a contractor is reputable? Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials have suggestions to help people in areas under a major disaster declaration because of the recent storms or tornado.
June 21, 2001
News Release
West Salem, WI -- Disaster assistance is now available to individuals and communities in Outagamie and Winnebago counties and to communities in six additional Wisconsin counties, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said Calumet, Outagamie, Portage, Rusk, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago and Wood counties were added to the list of eligible jurisdictions based on a review of storm damage data gathered this week by federal and state disaster recovery officials.
June 21, 2001
News Release
West Salem, WI -- The incident period for the Wisconsin disaster declaration has been reopened in response to continuing severe weather and a tornado experienced in the state, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the action was taken following a letter of request by Governor Scott McCallum that indicated the state sustained severe damages to the public infrastructure, private homes and businesses from the recent severe storms and tornado.

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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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