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

May 31, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- Disaster assistance for Washburn County has been expanded to include individual assistance for homeowners, renters and businesses affected by the recent storms and flooding in Wisconsin, FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh announced today. "Washburn was added for individual assistance when we learned that individuals, families and businesses had suffered losses because of the flooding," Allbaugh said. Under the original declaration issued by President Bush on May 11, the county was declared for public assistance.
May 29, 2001
News Release
La Crosse, WI -- Emergency officials will open a disaster--recovery center in Douglas County to serve victims of the recent floods and severe storms on Saturday, June 2, officials announced today. Representatives of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Wisconsin Emergency Management and other state and federal agencies will staff the centers, said Tom Davies, of FEMA. The agency representatives will answer questions about available disaster assistance.
May 29, 2001
News Release
La Crosse, WI -- Don't be a fraud victim as well as a flood victim, emergency officials urged. "Sadly, scam artists often prey upon disaster victims," said Al Shanks of Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM). "These unscrupulous operators take advantage of others' misfortune. They move in when people are still reeling from the effects of the disaster and are most vulnerable. Struck by disaster, homeowners then find themselves victims of fraud, as well."
May 28, 2001
News Release
La Crosse, WI -- Emergency officials urge victims of the recent storms and flooding to check the credentials of anyone who arrives to inspect damaged property.
May 26, 2001
News Release
La Crosse, WI -- Emergency officials will open disaster--recovery centers in Crawford and Pierce Counties to serve victims of the recent floods and severe storms, officials announced today. Centers previously opened in Grant and La Crosse counties. Representatives of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Wisconsin Emergency Management and other state and federal agencies will staff the centers, said Tom Davies, of FEMA. The agency representatives will answer questions about available disaster assistance.
May 25, 2001
News Release
West Salem, WI -- Although thousands of Wisconsin residents suffered enough flood damage to be eligible for assistance, only about 500 have applied thus far according to state and federal officials.

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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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