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

September 13, 2002
News Release
Ladysmith, WI -- Community relations specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) are working with county emergency management directors and municipal officials to reach out to people affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred on September 2, 2002.
September 13, 2002
News Release
Ladysmith, WI -- To help meet the ongoing needs of Wisconsin residents and business owners affected by the recent disaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) are opening a Disaster Recovery Center on Wednesday, September 18. The center will be located on the Mount Senario College campus at 1500 College Avenue West in Ladysmith and will be open Monday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
September 12, 2002
News Release
Ladysmith, WI -- A toll-free application telephone number is now operational for those who suffered property damage or loss in the declared counties affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred on September 2.
September 10, 2002
News Release
Washington, D. C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available for people and communities in north central Wisconsin victimized by tornadoes and other violent weather this past Labor Day. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the assistance was authorized under a major disaster declaration issued for the state by President Bush. The declaration covers damage to private and public property from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred on September 2.

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