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

August 6, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- Don't let misunderstandings cause the loss of needed disaster assistance, state and federal emergency management officials urge Wisconsin residents.? Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recovery officials are concerned that unreliable word-of-mouth information may deprive eligible individuals and households of essential aid.
August 5, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Fond du Lac and Winnebago counties will close at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, disaster officials announced today. The Milwaukee County DRC is scheduled to close on Saturday, Aug. 16. Applicants with questions still can call the toll-free helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA.
August 2, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- Residents of Manitowoc and Monroe counties who were affected by the severe storms and flooding of June and July are now eligible to receive free counseling support, officials of Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. The addition of the two counties brings to 30 the total number of counties eligible to receive this important disaster-recovery program.
August 2, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- The following is a summary of information released July 26 through August 1 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from the Wisconsin Joint Field Office for Disaster 1768, severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. To Sell or Rebuild?  That is the Question Facing Many Wisconsin Residents after Recent Flooding(Date of Release: July 26, 2008)
August 2, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- Many stores and community facilities in Southern Wisconsin host FEMA displays that offer advice about rebuilding safer and stronger structures after flooding. Two of the more popular free publications are Protecting Your Home from Flood Damage and After Flood: The First Steps.
August 1, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- The application deadline has been extended from Wednesday, Aug. 13 toMonday, September 15 for damages caused by storms and flooding from June 5 to July 24.Residents and business owners now have an additional 33 days to apply for federal and state disaster assistance grants and low interest disaster loans. To date, more than $43 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster assistance grants have been disbursed. When U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low interest disaster loans are factored in, total disaster relief is now $62.7 million.

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