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 19, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) operated by Wisconsin Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency opens on Thursday, June 19, in Columbia County. Columbus High School 1164 Farnham St. Columbus, WI  53925  Hours of operation: Thursday, June 19: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 20 until further notice: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
June 17, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- In an ongoing effort to help residents recover from recent severe storms, flooding and tornadoes, state and federal officials announced the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Soldiers Grove, Crawford County. Officials with Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said the DRC will open on Wednesday.?
June 17, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- Wisconsin residents affected by the recent severe storms, flooding and tornadoes have already received nearly $38,000 in federal assistance.? Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported that $37,602 had been paid out to individuals as of close of business on June 17, 2008.? While that number will continue to increase, FEMA continues to encourage those affected by the storms and flooding to apply for assistance.?
June 15, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- Residents of five counties can use a toll-free application telephone number and on-line registration to apply for assistance recovering from damage caused by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that have occurred since June 5. President Bush issued a disaster declaration on Saturday for Columbia, Crawford, Milwaukee, Sauk and Vernon counties.  The declaration authorized FEMA Individual Assistance for eligible applicants. Other counties may be added after further evaluation.
June 15, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- State and federal officials announced the opening of a site to provide information to Wisconsin residents who have applied for federal help responding to the recent flooding. Officials with Wisconsin Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said the Sauk County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Reedsburg on Monday. 
June 14, 2008
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration issued for designated Wisconsin counties. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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