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

September 6, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- The following is a summary of information released during the week of Aug. 30 through Sept. 5 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from the Wisconsin Joint Field Office for Disaster 1768, severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Federal Aid To Wisconsin Not Affected By Hurricane Gustav(Date of Release: Sept. 3, 2008)
September 6, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) had its roots in the 1800s as the country recognized the federal government must play a leading role in controlling and responding to floods. Two previous chronological articles traced the evolution of a National Flood Insurance Program from its origins in a Supreme Court ruling of 1824 through major flooding events and other disasters that prompted the government's responses and shaped the program.
September 5, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- More than $90.3 million in state and federal disaster assistance has been approved for Wisconsin residents affected by June and July severe storms and flooding, emergency managers said today. Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said the disaster aid total represents assistance to public entities as well as grants and low-interest loans to individuals and business owners.
September 5, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- Residents receiving rental assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) due to this summer's severe storms and flooding should let FEMA know if they still need housing assistance, said emergency management officials. "We remain committed to ensuring that everyone affected by the disaster has safe and sanitary housing," said Dolph Diemont, federal coordinating officer for Wisconsin disaster recovery. "However, residents need to provide the required paperwork if their housing need continues beyond the initial two month grant."
August 22, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- Assistance to public entities, along with grants and low-interest loans to individuals, brings to $81.5 million in state and federal aid to Wisconsin for recent severe storms and flooding. "We are pleased to see public assistance grants becoming an increasing part of Wisconsin's disaster recovery," said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Dolph Diemont. "With 837 Requests for Public Assistance now in the pipeline, we can expect this element of disaster aid to increase rapidly in coming weeks."
August 18, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- Walworth County has been added to the list of Wisconsin counties eligible to receive federal Public Assistance (PA) disaster funds to help local governments rebuild public property damaged by recent severe storms, tornadoes and floods.

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