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 15, 2001
News Release
West Salem, WI -- Widespread flooding in Texas and Louisiana may be having an impact on Wisconsin residents trying to call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll-free registration and helpline numbers. "We're especially concerned about residents of Bayfield County where Individual Assistance has just been approved for losses that occurred from severe weather and flooding in April," said Tom Davies of FEMA.
June 11, 2001
News Release
West Salem, WI -- Disaster assistance for Bayfield County has been expanded to include aid for homeowners, renters and businesses affected by the recent storms and flooding 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 county was previously designated for public assistance under the original major disaster declaration issued by President Bush on May 11.
June 11, 2001
News Release
West Salem, WI -- Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Wisconsin residents and businesses following the recent storms and flooding. The following information is a summary of the ongoing recovery efforts to date.Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) RegistrationsThe major disaster declaration made 13 counties eligible for the Individual Assistance program. A total of 775 individuals in those designated counties have applied with FEMA for disaster assistance. Below is a county--by--county breakdown of registrations.
June 7, 2001
News Release
West Salem, WI -- As cleanup continues in the aftermath of flooding, state and federal officials urge disaster--affected residents to take protective measures to prevent the damage from happening again. "It's safer, cheaper, and ultimately much easier to limit future destruction than repair or replace your possessions after disaster strikes," said Tom Davies of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These are called mitigation actions.
June 4, 2001
News Release
West Salem, WI -- Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Wisconsin residents and businesses following the recent storms and flooding. The following information is a summary of the ongoing recovery efforts to date:FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA) REGISTRATIONSThe major disaster declaration made 12 counties eligible for the Individual Assistance program. Over 700 individuals in those designated counties have applied with FEMA for disaster assistance.
June 1, 2001
News Release
La Crosse, WI -- Federal and state disaster relief officials are encouraging victims of the recent floods and severe storms to be alert for signs of stress. Losing a home, business, or personal property to disaster takes a financial toll on victims. But the emotional toll a disaster exacts can be devastating, too. A victim's emotional recovery also needs to be addressed. Because disasters change their environment it is normal for people to feel stress and they should be on the look out for stress related problems.

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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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