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 6, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- Want to protect your home from the next flood? Talk with FEMA experts now at hardware and home improvement stores in many flood-ravaged Wisconsin communities. The Community Education Outreach (CEO) program, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is presented in cooperation with local businesses, building supply centers and relief agencies.
July 5, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- If your property was damaged by the severe June storms, tornadoes and flooding, help may be available.  Not only is money available to make repairs to homes and businesses, but also  additional funds may be available to build back more resistant to future disaster losses. Disaster-recovery officials from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Wisconsin Emergency Management all acknowledge the importance of including mitigation money in the SBA disaster loan.
June 30, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Crawford and Vernon counties will end operations at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 6, disaster officials announced today. Applicants with questions still can call the toll-free helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA.
June 30, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin residents affected by recent flooding can request the assistance of a lawyer through a toll-free legal aid line operated by the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, emergency officials announced. The service was organized by Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State Bar of Wisconsin to assist residents of the 29 counties included in the president's disaster declaration.
June 30, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- Disaster-aid applicants who receive U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan applications should take the time to fill them out now- even if they don't want a loan.? Failure to fill out the SBA disaster loan application can stop the disaster-assistance process. When an applicant is referred to the SBA, a loan application has to be completed before several federal grant programs can be considered, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) officials explained.
June 30, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- All 12 federal/state Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be open over the 4th of July Holiday weekend to assist applicants with their disaster-assistance questions and concerns, disaster officials announced today.

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