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Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1768)

Incident period: June 05, 2008 to July 25, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 14, 2008


October 10, 2008 - News Release

Madison, Wis. -- Almost $97 million in state and federal disaster assistance is being disbursed to individuals and business owners in Wisconsin. Adding in the $12 million in obligated funds for approved public assistance projects brings the disaster assistance total to $109 million. Work continues in the 30 Wisconsin counties eligible for public assistance supplemental Federal emergency Management Agency grants for losses and operating costs for governmental agencies brought about by the storms and flooding in June and July.

September 15, 2008 - News Release

Madison, Wis. -- A team of environmental health specialists deployed by the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) is now assisting the state of Wisconsin with flood-related public-health issues, disaster recovery officials announced today. "The USPHS team is here to support long-term community recovery," said Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator Johnnie Smith.? "They will be helping state and local public health departments identify and treat wells and drinking water contaminated by recent flooding."?

September 15, 2008 - News Release

MADISON, Wis. -- September 15 is the deadline for Wisconsin residents to register for disaster help. An online visit or a single phone call can qualify a household or business owner for recovery assistance and services from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the state of Wisconsin, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 23,956 $56,679,489.87 $50,118,678.00 $6,560,811.87
Last Updated: Monday, May 23, 2016 - 02:03 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $48,747,758.25 $13,669,669.95 $33,999,614.30
Last Updated: Monday, May 23, 2016 - 07:50 (Updated daily)

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