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

June 26, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- The severe storms, tornadoes and flooding earlier this month and the damage they caused serve as reminders of the importance of being prepared when it comes to bad weather. One of the essential preparedness items your family should have is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio. A weather radio will alert you to severe weather and dangerous conditions before they arrive. Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommend that all homes and businesses have a weather radio.
June 25, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- Wisconsin residents have received $6.2 million to date in federal and state disaster assistance grants, officials announced today. The new number reflects a $5 million increase in disaster funds distributed since June 20 ? about a $1 million increase each day.
June 25, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- Mold growing in recently flooded buildings can cause health problems, state and federal emergency management officials warned Wisconsin residents. Water-damaged rooms are moist environments ideal for mold to flourish. People with respiratory problems such as allergies or asthma should not spend time in houses that might contain mold. Mold often is visible as a fuzzy growth or discoloration on surfaces. It usually has a musty, earthy odor.?
June 25, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), operated by Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), opens on Thursday, June 26, in Racine County. Ives Grove Office Complex Auditorium 14200 Washington Ave. Sturtevant, WI 53177 Thursday, June 26: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Daily hours of operation: 10 a.m. ? 7 p.m., 7 days a week, until further notice.
June 24, 2008
News Release
Madison, Wis. -- "Even though valuable photographs and family heirlooms have been damaged by June storms, they can sometimes be saved if certain procedures are followed," says Federal Coordinating Officer Dolph Diemont, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The federal coordinating officer is appointed by the president to lead the federal portion of the federal/state disaster response and recovery efforts.
June 24, 2008
News Release
MADISON, Wis. -- Understanding FEMA's assistance and being prepared for the on-site property inspection can cut the time it takes to get disaster aid, state and local officials said today.? Assistance with housing needs and necessary expenses may be available to Wisconsin residents affected by the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.

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