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

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. -- 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.    

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