Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding (DR-1432)

Incident period: September 2, 2002 to September 6, 2002
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 10, 2002

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 2, 2002
News Release
Ladysmith, WI -- State and federal disaster recovery officials announced today that the Disaster Recovery Center on the Mount Senario College Campus at 1500 College Avenue West in Ladysmith will close this Friday, October 4. Beginning on Monday, October 7, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will open an SBA Workshop in the same space to assist people applying for low-interest disaster assistance loans.
October 2, 2002
News Release
Ladysmith, WI -- State and federal disaster recovery officials announced today that the Disaster Recovery Center on the Mount Senario College Campus at 1500 College Avenue West in Ladysmith will close this Friday, October 4. Beginning on Monday, October 7, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will open an SBA Workshop in the same space to assist people applying for low-interest disaster assistance loans.
October 1, 2002
News Release
Ladysmith, WI -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now providing crisis counseling and legal services as part of the assistance made available by the major disaster declaration signed by President Bush on September 10, 2002.
September 30, 2002
News Release
Ladysmith, WI -- In the month since the severe storms and flooding that occurred from Labor Day through Friday, September 6, federal and state agencies have been working to assist the recovery of homeowners, renters and business owners in affected areas. As of the close of business (COB) Sunday, September 29, more than $623,000 had been approved to aid in that effort, disaster recovery officials said. The following is a recap of the federal/state disaster assistance operation to date:
September 30, 2002
News Release
Ladysmith, WI -- The incident period for the Wisconsin disaster declaration has been reopened in response to continued assessment indicating damage and loss occurring several days following the severe weather that occurred on September 2, 2002. The 19 counties made eligible for disaster assistance include: Barron, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Polk, Portage, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Shawano, St. Croix, Taylor, Washburn, Waupaca and Wood.
September 25, 2002
News Release
Ladysmith, WI -- Federal and state officials have announced that disaster assistance application phone lines will now be in operation Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. They urge homeowners, renters and business owners in the 19 declared counties who suffered damage or loss in the September 2 storms to call immediately to apply for disaster assistance.

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