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June 24, 2008
Disaster Federal Register Notice
June 24, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), operated by Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), opens on Wednesday, June 25, in Winnebago County. South Park School 1551 Delaware St. Oshkosh, WI  54902 Hours of operation: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., 7 days a week, until further notice.
June 23, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- Regardless of where they live, Wisconsin residents with storm damage who have applied for federal disaster assistance may visit any Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) now have seven DRCs open in storm-damaged southern Wisconsin counties (see attached listing) and will open more in the near future.
June 23, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- The recent wave of flooding in Wisconsin has prompted two communities in Columbus County to seek - and win -- reinstatement into the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), disaster-management officials announced today. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) removed the towns of Columbus and Fall River from the program earlier this year because they had not developed requisite ordinances adopting their new Flood Insurance Rate Maps. Both communities have now fulfilled this requirement and are now reinstated.
June 23, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis.? -- Individuals who can't work because of the severe storms, tornadoes and ongoing flooding that began on June 5 may be eligible to receive Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). The benefits are funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency in a 26-week program administered by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (WDWD). GENERAL ELIGIBILITY To be eligible for DUA, you must meet all the following criteria:
June 22, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- When flood waters subside, among the first things to float to the surface are the scam artist and the fly-by-night contractor pretending to offer help, warns the Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "Be alert for door-to-door solicitors who hand out flyers and promise to speed up insurance or building permits," says FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Dolph Diemont.  "And watch out for folks who ask for large cash deposits or advance payments in full."
June 22, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- Disaster officials remind Wisconsin residents that it is necessary to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to qualify for federal disaster assistance.  Registration with anyone else - volunteer agencies, county and state agencies, local disaster managers - is a process separate from the federal and state disaster recovery programs.
June 22, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), operated by Wisconsin Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will open on Monday, June 23, in Dodge County. Public Safety Building 128 Cross St. Juneau, WI 53039 Opening day: Noon - 7 pm, Monday, June 23rd Regular Operations: 10am - 7pm, 7 days a week, until further notice.
June 21, 2008
Disaster Federal Register Notice
June 21, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- Applicants for federal disaster assistance may receive a one-month housing grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Temporary Housing Program if their houses cannot be reached by FEMA inspectors due to standing floodwaters. "Ordinarily, a home must undergo an inspection before any disaster funds can be released," said Dolph Diemont, head of FEMA's disaster recovery team.  "Due to this ongoing circumstance, we are providing a one-month temporary housing rental grant to all applicants whose homes cannot be inspected now." 

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