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November 1, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis.-- Some residents of Grant and Milwaukee counties may qualify for low-cost or free legal services to help recover from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of July 20-24. Disaster Legal Services (DLS) is a program offered by the Young Lawyers Divisions of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the American Bar Association, in cooperation with Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Volunteer attorneys help FEMA registrants understand disaster-related legal concerns, such as:
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. – 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.”
October 18, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. – Nearly one month into the federal disaster declaration for Grant and Milwaukee counties, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) announce that more than $38,689,237 has been approved to   help residents and businesses recover from July 20-24 storms, tornadoes and flooding. Of the $38.6 million:
October 18, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. – Thursday, Oct. 21 is the last day for residents of Grant and Milwaukee counties to apply for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) want to ensure residents who experienced lost time from work or interrupted income due to the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding of July 20-24 do not miss benefits they may be entitled to receive.
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.

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