Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1933)

Incident period: July 20, 2010 to July 24, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 11, 2010

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

November 4, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. -- More than 30,000 residents of Grant and Milwaukee counties have applied for federal disaster assistance to help recover from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding July 20-24 since President Obama declared the counties eligible for Individual Assistance on Sept. 18. But Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) think there may be more disaster-affected individuals who have not applied because they think their damages do not warrant coverage.
November 2, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. -- Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge residents of Grant and Milwaukee counties to ensure they have correctly registered for federal disaster assistance by the Nov. 17 deadline. Individuals may have reported damages from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding July 20-24 by calling 2-1-1 or talking with city or county emergency officials. But to be eligible for Individual Assistance, which was declared by President Obama Sept.
November 2, 2010
News Release
NEW BERLIN, Wis. - More than five inches of rain soaked the village of Brown Deer on July 22, 2010, putting the city’s mitigation project to the test. Incorporated in 1955, the village of Brown Deer has been plagued with flooding over the years especially in its low lying areas near two tributaries of Beaver Creek and South Branch Creek, which funnel down to the Milwaukee River.
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).
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.

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