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 10, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- Más de 500 comunidades de Wisconsin participan en el Programa Nacional de Seguro contra Inundaciones (NFIP por sus siglas en inglés).  Todos los propietarios de vivienda y de negocios así como los arrendatarios de dichas comunidades, pueden adquirir el seguro contra inundaciones y solicitar ayuda federal por desastre tales como; subsidios para reparaciones, préstamos y entre otros cuando parece que ya no quedan opciones.
July 9, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- The three Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers (MDRCs) now visiting a series of sites throughout Wisconsin's disaster area have added several stops and expanded their stays at several other planned stops.  These MDRCs provide applicants in the areas being served with the opportunity to have their questions and concerns addressed by recovery specialists, disaster officials said today.
July 9, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- All Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) and Mobile DRCs (MDRCs) will be closed on Sunday beginning July 13.  Operations will continue, according to schedule, Monday through Saturday until further notice. "We are far enough along in the operations of our DRCs and MDRCs that there is a noticeable decline in the number of applicants coming in over the weekends, especially on Sunday," said Federal Coordinating Officer Dolph Diemont. "We will continue to provide services to those in need on Saturdays as well as weekdays."
July 8, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- Wisconsin residents recovering from recent severe storms and flooding have received $31 million, state and federal officials announced today. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has distributed almost $29 million in grants to individuals for housing and other disaster needs. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved more than $2 million in low-interest disaster loans. Recovery summary as of close of business July 7, 2008:
July 8, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- Free crisis counseling is available to Wisconsin residents who may be stressed, anxious or depressed as a result of the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding, state and federal officials announced today.
July 7, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Dodge County will end operations at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 11, disaster officials announced today. Applicants with questions still can call the toll-free helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA.

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