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July 25, 2008
Disaster Federal Register Notice
July 18, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- Disaster officials announce a briefing in LaCrosse County to help local governments and eligible private nonprofit organizations apply for federal disaster recovery. This meeting will be open to county and local government representatives from areas affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began on June 5.
July 18, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- Wisconsin residents have less than a month left to register for disaster help. A single phone call can put residents in line for recovery aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and other agencies. Federal Coordinating Officer Dolph Diemont, who heads the FEMA recovery team, said the deadline for residents to apply for disaster assistance for damages or losses caused since June 5 by storms and flooding is Wednesday, Aug. 13.
July 15, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- Disaster assistance often provides benefits not offered by insurance. That is why Wisconsin residents affected by recent severe storms and ongoing flooding are urged by Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to apply for assistance even if they have insurance.
July 15, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- More than 400 new applications for disaster assistance are being filed daily by Wisconsin residents recovering from recent severe storms and flooding, state and federal emergency managers report. Registrations now total 32,410 from the 30 Wisconsin counties declared eligible for individual disaster assistance, resulting in almost $40 million in disaster assistance to date. Recovery summary as of close of business July 14, 2008:
July 14, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- For those Wisconsin residents seeking advice on rebuilding storm-damaged homes and businesses, answers are available at county fairs and local hardware and home-improvement stores.
July 12, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin homeowners in disaster-declared counties may be eligible for disaster aid to help repair flood-damaged wells and septic systems, state and federal officials said. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants can help pay to pump septic tanks, perform required repairs or replace the system as needed. Damaged private wells that are the sole source of water for the home also may be repaired or decontaminated.
July 11, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- Damage from this week's storms might be covered under the federal disaster declaration issued on June 14, emergency officials said today.  President Bush issued the declaration for storms and flooding starting on June 5. "The incident period remains open," said Dolph Diemont.  Diemont leads the federal side of the disaster response in his role as federal coordinating officer.  He explained the declaration covers eligible damage caused by the June 5 storms and anything that follows in affected counties, until the incident period closes. 
July 11, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- Wisconsin residents recovering from recent severe storms and flooding have received almost $36 million in disaster assistance, state and federal officials announced today. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has distributed $31.6 million in grants to individuals for housing and other disaster needs. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved $4.2 million in low interest disaster loans. Recovery summary as of close of business July 10, 2008:
July 10, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- More than 2,300 Wisconsin residents have sought advice from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) experts this week on repairing and rebuilding flood-damaged homes. Mitigation specialists from FEMA's Community Education Outreach (CEO) program are located at hardware and home improvement stores in Southern Wisconsin to answer residents' questions and to provide information on FEMA programs. Increasing numbers of people in flooded areas of Wisconsin are seeking out CEO team members for help in recovering from flood and storm damage.

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