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November 1, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. – Since a presidential disaster declaration was issued Sept. 18, more than 30,000 residents of Grant and Milwaukee counties have applied for federal disaster aid, and nearly 28,500 of their homes already have been inspected, according to Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
October 25, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. -- An estimated 15,000 to 20,000 Hmong-speaking individuals live in Milwaukee County. Hmong is just one of 176 languages in which disaster assistance applications can be processed. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) want residents of Grant and Milwaukee counties to know that they can apply in almost any language.
October 23, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. -- More than $40 million in disaster assistance has been approved to help residents and businesses in Grant and Milwaukee counties recover from the July 20-24 storms, tornadoes and flooding, according to Wisconsin Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
October 21, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis -- Residents and business owners in Grant and Milwaukee counties who suffered damages or losses from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred from July 20 through July 24 and received a loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are urged to complete and return the application, according to disaster officials of Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
October 20, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. -- Wisconsin residents might think their property is not at risk for flooding if it is not located near water. But in recent years, heavy spring and summer rains have caused significant flood damage across Wisconsin, even in areas that are away from lakes or rivers. In fact, 20 to 25 percent of all flood claims are filed in low-to-moderate flood-risk areas. Everyone, regardless of whether their property is located in a designated flood zone, is subject to flooding.
October 19, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis.—The federal/state Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the city of Milwaukee Department of Public Works, 3850 N. 35th St., will transition to a Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) on Friday, Oct. 22 at 9 a.m. The center will operate from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, until further notice.
October 18, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. – Twelve workshops will be conducted this week to help area residents reduce future flood losses. Information will be provided about how to protect property with low-cost options to keep a home safe and protect against basement flooding. Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are scheduling the workshops on the following dates, times and locations: Tuesday, Oct. 1910:00-11:00 a.m., 2:00-3:00 p.m. and 7:00-8:00 p.m.
October 18, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. – Disaster officials remind residents of Milwaukee and Grant counties affected by the July storms, tornadoes and flooding that they can stay in touch with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by calling the agency’s Helpline.
October 18, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis.—Only one month remains for homeowners, renters and businesses in Grant and Milwaukee counties who were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding July 20-24 to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  The registration deadline is Nov. 17.
October 18, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. – As cleanup continues from the July storms, tornadoes and flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) urge all residents to take measures now to reduce future flood loss or damages. “In the wake of floods, people often wonder whether there is a way to protect themselves and their property from devastating loss. The answer is yes,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Paul Ricciuti. “The rebuilding phase of a disaster is the ideal time to consider ways to limit future damage.”

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