Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1944)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
December 6, 2010
CAMP DOUGLAS, Wis. -- In late September, the fierce storms that struck Clark County caused enough destruction to warrant a federal disaster declaration – and lent urgency to the county’s efforts to reduce damage from future storms.
December 2, 2010
CAMP DOUGLAS, Wis. -- Extreme cold and harsh winter weather can dramatically increase the daily hardships and day-to-day survival challenges for Wisconsin’s elderly and those with physical, medical, sensory or cognitive disabilities. With temperatures dropping and snowflakes beginning to fall, Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) say that now is the time to take a few easy steps to prepare for emergencies. Seniors and people with disabilities should:
December 1, 2010
CAMP DOUGLAS, Wis. -- The holiday season is an especially critical time to consider fire safety. The number of cooking fires routinely starts to increase around Thanksgiving and peak in December and are the leading cause of house fires, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). The agency says heating fires occur more often in the winter months when the use of central heating systems, portable heaters, and fireplaces is most common.
October 21, 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 Wisconsin. Assistance for the State and Affected Tribal and Local Governments Can Include as Required:
October 21, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Craig Fugate announced today that federal aid is available to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding during the period of September 22 to October 9, 2010.
Incident period: September 22, 2010 to October 9, 2010
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 21, 2010