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

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 24, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- In the confusion following a disaster, rumors, half-truths and misunderstandings about federal and state assistance can cause some storm-struck residents to miss out on much-needed help. "The last thing you need in a disaster is misinformation," said Federal Coordinating Officer Dolph Diemont, "and the best way to avoid that problem is to call and ask about assistance yourself." As federal coordinating officer, Diemont heads up the U.S. government's side of the disaster response and recovery efforts in Wisconsin.
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. -- 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.

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