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 1, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- Community Education Outreach (CEO) teams wind up their series of location visits to county fairs, home improvement stores, and hardware stores that provide flood-recovery advice and distribute repair and rebuilding information on August 10, disaster officials announced. CEO teams provide flood-recovery advice on rebuilding to avoid future storm damages, remedies for mold and information on flood insurance and other state and federal disaster assistance programs.
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.
July 31, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- The best place in Milwaukee to find flood recovery assistance is located on the Milwaukee City Campus at 2711 W. Wells St. where the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) operates a Disaster Recovery Center.? Visitors to the center find representatives from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and many state and local agencies and voluntary organizations.? All of these agencies have one purpose in common:? to help residents solve flood-related problems and apply for disaster assistance funding.
July 18, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- Wisconsin residents have less than a month left to register for disaster help. A single phone call can put residents in line for recovery aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and other agencies. Federal Coordinating Officer Dolph Diemont, who heads the FEMA recovery team, said the deadline for residents to apply for disaster assistance for damages or losses caused since June 5 by storms and flooding is Wednesday, Aug. 13.
July 18, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- Disaster officials announce a briefing in LaCrosse County to help local governments and eligible private nonprofit organizations apply for federal disaster recovery. This meeting will be open to county and local government representatives from areas affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began on June 5.
July 15, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- More than 400 new applications for disaster assistance are being filed daily by Wisconsin residents recovering from recent severe storms and flooding, state and federal emergency managers report. Registrations now total 32,410 from the 30 Wisconsin counties declared eligible for individual disaster assistance, resulting in almost $40 million in disaster assistance to date. Recovery summary as of close of business July 14, 2008:

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