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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.
September 30, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) want to make residents of Grant and Milwaukee counties aware that a limited number of disaster recovery guide books are available in Braille at Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs). Three DRCs opened in Wisconsin after President Obama declared both counties eligible for Individual Assistance Sept. 18 to help individuals recover from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding July 20-24.
September 29, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. -- Low-interest disaster assistance loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to qualified homeowners, renters, businesses and most private nonprofit organizations in Milwaukee and Grant counties. Some individuals received disaster loan applications from the SBA after President Obama declared Individual Assistance to help the counties recover from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding July 20-24.
September 29, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) have been made aware of fraudulent text messages being sent to Grant and Milwaukee County residents who are recovering from severe storms, flooding and tornadoes July 20-24. The reported text message tells recipients they have a message waiting from FEMA, and instructs them to push the star button on their cell phone to obtain information about federal disaster assistance. A subscription of $9.99 per month will be charged to the owner of the cell phone if the star button is pushed.
September 28, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. -- September is National Preparedness Month.  Now is the best time to begin the process or revisit the steps you may have already taken to be ready for any disaster. FEMA’s Ready Campaign has developed plans that families can use to become more resilient when faced with a disaster affecting their homes.
September 28, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. -- September is National Preparedness Month and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urges Americans to understand what it means to be Ready. Disaster plans for people and businesses are important, but don't forget to have a plan for pets, working animals and livestock “The likelihood that you and your animals stay safe in an emergency depends on disaster planning done today,” said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Paul Ricciuti.  
September 28, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. -- More than 16,000 residents of Grant and Milwaukee counties have applied for federal disaster aid since Sept. 18 when President Obama declared both counties eligible for Individual Assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) have identified some frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help homeowners, renters and business owners in the disaster-declared counties understand the disaster assistance application process.     
September 28, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) located in the Lancaster Fire Station, 312 N. Washington St. in Lancaster will be open every day from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., except for Sunday, Oct. 3. The DRC will no longer operate after 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7.    
September 24, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. -- Nearly 12,000 residents of Grant and Milwaukee counties have applied for federal disaster aid since Sept. 18 when President Obama declared the counties eligible for Individual Assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) encourage applicants to be aware and prepared when FEMA inspectors visit to assess disaster-related damages.
September 24, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. -- Nearly 11,700 Wisconsin residents have applied for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and more than $9 million has been approved in grants since President Obama declared a federal disaster in Grant and Milwaukee counties Sept. 18. Residents in the two declared counties may be eligible for federal disaster help as they recover from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from July 20 through July 24.

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