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 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. -- 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
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." 
June 21, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin residents affected by recent severe storms, flooding and tornadoes already have received more than $1 million in FEMA grants for temporary housing and home repairs, state and federal officials announced today.
June 20, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- A second Columbia County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opens on Saturday, June 21, disaster officials announced. Portage High School 301 E. Collins St. Portage, WI  53901  Hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily until further notice
June 19, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- Individuals affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began on June 5 are urged to begin cleaning up their homes and personal property as soon as possible. Officials from Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) emphasize that it is not necessary to wait for an inspection before beginning this process.

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