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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. – 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 13, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. -- If you registered for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and received a letter stating you are not eligible, state and federal recovery officials have one important message – don’t give up. “The letter might mean that FEMA doesn’t have all the information it needs to make decisions about the application,” said Paul Ricciuti, federal coordinating officer for the disaster recovery. “It’s important to take the time to carefully read the information and instructions in the letter.”
October 13, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. -- The federal/state Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters Association, 7717 W. Good Hope Road, will transition to a Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) on Friday, Oct. 15 at 9 a.m. The center will operate from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, until further notice.
October 8, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. – As of today, 24,673 renters, homeowners and business owners have registered for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) since President Obama declared a federal disaster on Sept. 18.
October 8, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. – Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be open on Columbus Day, Monday, October 11, in Milwaukee County from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. CDT. Residents who were affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding July 20-24 will continue to be able to meet with disaster recovery specialists face-to-face at two locations until further notice:
October 5, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located in the Lancaster Fire Station, 312 N. Washington St. in Lancaster will close on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.  Until then, it will be open every day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Before visiting the DRC, applicants should apply for assistance online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA/3362.  Individuals with speech or hearing impairments may call (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. The hotline is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days per week.
October 5, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) want Grant and Milwaukee County residents to know that disaster funding assistance to recover from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from July    20-24 may not be taxable income. Disaster assistance will not affect Social Security benefit eligibility, state or federal retirement benefits or temporary public benefits. Get further information at two DRCs in Milwaukee County.
October 4, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. – Federal assistance for Grant and Milwaukee County residents has topped $25.5 million for the July 20-24 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. As of today, 19,830 renters, homeowners and business owners have registered for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) since President Obama declared a federal disaster on Sept. 18.
October 2, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. – Residents of Grant and Milwaukee counties who lost time from work due to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding July 20-24 may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits under the federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program. DUA is one of many federal programs that were made available when President Obama declared Grant and Milwaukee counties eligible for Individual Assistance Sept. 18, 2010.

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