Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1526)

Incident period: May 7, 2004 to July 3, 2004
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 18, 2004

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

July 30, 2004
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- With the August 18 application deadline less than three weeks away, Wisconsin residents affected by severe storms, flooding and tornadoes have been approved for more than $8,629,577 million in federal disaster assistance to date, according to the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM).
July 27, 2004
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- Federal and state officials are establishing a toll-free number for those affected by the severe storms, floods and tornadoes that occurred between May 19 and July 3 who still have essential needs not met by insurance or some form of federal, state or voluntary agency assistance.
July 27, 2004
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has funded a grant of $187,355 to the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services to provide immediate crisis counseling services for victims of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. "Losing a home, business, or personal property to disaster takes a financial toll on victims," said Ron Sherman, FEMA federal coordinating officer. "But the emotional toll a disaster exacts can be devastating too. A victim's emotional recovery also needs to be addressed.”
July 26, 2004
News Release
Sometimes the damage that occurs from flooding isn’t visible in the first days after floodwaters recede. Mold can be hidden behind the walls of a basement or in ductwork in a lower level. Disaster recovery officials warned residents of Milwaukee who experienced sewer backup and flooding from torrential rains in May, 2004, to thoroughly clean and completely dry areas that were wet to keep mold from growing into a health and safety problem.
July 23, 2004
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- A total of $6,507,201 million in grants and low-interest disaster loans has been approved to date to assist Wisconsin residents who suffered damages from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred May 19 through July 3, reported disaster recovery officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM).
July 21, 2004
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- This summer’s storm season is on the way to becoming a record-setting year for tornadoes in Wisconsin with a reported 30 sightings, well above the state’s average of 21 tornadoes per year. Buying a NOAA Weather Radio now would be an investment in your family’s safety, whenever severe weather threatens.

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