Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding (DR-1933)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
September 18, 2010
NEW BERLIN, Wis. -- In response to a request from Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle, President Obama has issued an Individual Assistance declaration for Grant and Milwaukee counties, enabling federal disaster aid for homes and businesses damaged in severe storms, tornadoes and flooding July 20-24.
September 11, 2010
NEW BERLIN, Wis. -- Specialists from Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will explain how Calumet County government and certain private non-profit officials can apply for public assistance. The public assistance applicant briefing is scheduled to be held Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 2:00 p.m. in the Calumet County Court House, 206 Court St., Room 017 (basement level), Chilton, Wis. 53014-1127.
September 10, 2010
NEW BERLIN, Wis. -- A drop of prevention is worth a gallon of cure. Know your flood risk. Ask your agent if you are covered for sewer back up and sump pump overflow, two hazards which are not covered by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) but can be included as riders through your homeowner’s policy.
September 7, 2010
NEW BERLIN, Wis.-- Those who were impacted by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that swept through Grant and Milwaukee counties July 20 through 24 may qualify for free legal services to resolve disaster-related legal problems. The service is offered by members of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s and the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Divisions, in cooperation with Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The State Bar’s toll-free Disaster Legal Services hotline is 877-WISLAW1 or 877-947-5291.
September 7, 2010
NEW BERLIN, Wisc. -- It is important to clean, disinfect and completely dry areas in your flood-affected home to reduce the risk of mold, spores that can cause health hazards or structural damage.
August 11, 2010
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for the state of Wisconsin. Assistance for the State, Tribal and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
Incident period: July 20, 2010 to July 24, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 11, 2010