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. -- 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.
August 1, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- After a disaster, often times scam artists will try to take advantage of those impacted. Officials in several Midwestern states have issued warnings about telephone finagling and door-to-door con artists. Their advice: Guard your personal information. If you suspect somebody is not on the up and up, hang up the phone or close the door. Then call the police.
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. -- 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 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 15, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- Disaster assistance often provides benefits not offered by insurance. That is why Wisconsin residents affected by recent severe storms and ongoing flooding are urged by Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to apply for assistance even if they have insurance.

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