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Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1719)

Incident period: August 18, 2007 to August 31, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 26, 2007


October 24, 2007 - News Release

LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Those who suffered damage from the severe storms and flooding that occurred Aug. 18 – 31 have until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, to apply for disaster assistance made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM). Individuals and business owners can register for assistance online at, or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for those with speech or hearing impairment. The phone line hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

October 17, 2007 - News Release

LA CROSSE, Wis. -- With the deadline to register for assistance just a week away, Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that more than $12 million has gone to residents of the 14 Wisconsin counties affected by the Aug. 18-31 storms and flooding. The deadline to register for FEMA individual assistance is Thursday, October 25. That is the same deadline for homeowners, renters and businesses to submit applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

October 16, 2007 - News Release

LA CROSSE, Wis. -- As cleanup and recovery continues following the severe storms and flooding that struck Wisconsin Aug. 18-31, state and federal officials urge disaster victims to take measures to prevent the damage from happening again.

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 3,027 $8,012,383.98 $7,512,653.08 $499,730.90
Last Updated: Monday, May 23, 2016 - 02:03 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $10,250,604.99 $1,741,864.87 $8,492,034.94
Last Updated: Monday, May 23, 2016 - 07:50 (Updated daily)

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