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

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.
July 14, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- For those Wisconsin residents seeking advice on rebuilding storm-damaged homes and businesses, answers are available at county fairs and local hardware and home-improvement stores.
July 12, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin homeowners in disaster-declared counties may be eligible for disaster aid to help repair flood-damaged wells and septic systems, state and federal officials said. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants can help pay to pump septic tanks, perform required repairs or replace the system as needed. Damaged private wells that are the sole source of water for the home also may be repaired or decontaminated.
July 11, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- Damage from this week's storms might be covered under the federal disaster declaration issued on June 14, emergency officials said today.  President Bush issued the declaration for storms and flooding starting on June 5. "The incident period remains open," said Dolph Diemont.  Diemont leads the federal side of the disaster response in his role as federal coordinating officer.  He explained the declaration covers eligible damage caused by the June 5 storms and anything that follows in affected counties, until the incident period closes. 
July 11, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- Wisconsin residents recovering from recent severe storms and flooding have received almost $36 million in disaster assistance, state and federal officials announced today. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has distributed $31.6 million in grants to individuals for housing and other disaster needs. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved $4.2 million in low interest disaster loans. Recovery summary as of close of business July 10, 2008:
July 10, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- More than 2,300 Wisconsin residents have sought advice from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) experts this week on repairing and rebuilding flood-damaged homes. Mitigation specialists from FEMA's Community Education Outreach (CEO) program are located at hardware and home improvement stores in Southern Wisconsin to answer residents' questions and to provide information on FEMA programs. Increasing numbers of people in flooded areas of Wisconsin are seeking out CEO team members for help in recovering from flood and storm damage.

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