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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 -- 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 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 27, 2002
Disaster Federal Register Notice
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.
September 24, 2002
News Release
Ladysmith, WI -- State and federal officials have announced a change in hours of operation at the Disaster Recovery Center now open in Ladysmith. Beginning this Saturday, September 28, the Center on the Mount Senario campus at 1500 College Avenue West in Ladysmith will be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. and Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
September 23, 2002
News Release
Ladysmith, WI -- Less than two weeks after President Bush declared a major disaster in Wisconsin, $ 361,424 has been allocated for assistance in recovery from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred on September 2, 2002. Of that total, more than $ 145,000 has been approved for reimbursement of temporary housing costs and for coverage of eligible expenses to make homes safe and habitable.
September 20, 2002
News Release
Ladysmith, WI -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) have a system in place to identify the very small percentage of applicants who try to cash in on others' misfortune. "Managing a multi-million dollar disaster program always means walking a fine line between speedy service to those who need it and ensuring that taxpayer dollars are not misused," Alan B. Shanks, (WEM) state coordinating officer, said.

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