Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1768)

Incident period: June 5, 2008 to July 25, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 14, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 10, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- Almost $97 million in state and federal disaster assistance is being disbursed to individuals and business owners in Wisconsin. Adding in the $12 million in obligated funds for approved public assistance projects brings the disaster assistance total to $109 million. Work continues in the 30 Wisconsin counties eligible for public assistance supplemental Federal emergency Management Agency grants for losses and operating costs for governmental agencies brought about by the storms and flooding in June and July.
September 15, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- The Village of Rock Springs will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m., to begin development of a plan to address long-term solutions to community issues brought about by the flooding caused by the June and July storms. The meeting will be held at Rock Springs Elementary School, 306 Elm Street, in Rock Springs.
September 15, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- A team of environmental health specialists deployed by the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) is now assisting the state of Wisconsin with flood-related public-health issues, disaster recovery officials announced today. "The USPHS team is here to support long-term community recovery," said Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator Johnnie Smith.? "They will be helping state and local public health departments identify and treat wells and drinking water contaminated by recent flooding."?
September 15, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- September 15 is the deadline for Wisconsin residents to register for disaster help. An online visit or a single phone call can qualify a household or business owner for recovery assistance and services from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the state of Wisconsin, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
September 12, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- The final days to apply for assistance for damages caused by the June and July storms and flooding are here.  The deadline is Monday, Sept. 15, at midnight.  Due to the high volume of registrations being received from other disasters throughout the country, Wisconsin applicants are urged to call 1-800-621-3362 or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585 for those with speech or hearing impairments from 6 to 8 a.m. and 9 to midnight.
September 8, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- This is the final week for Wisconsin residents to register for disaster help. A simple phone call or online visit can qualify a household or business for recovery money and services from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and other agencies. Administrator Johnnie Smith of Wisconsin Emergency Management says the last day to register is Monday, September 15, 2008.

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