Disaster Assistance Reaching $38,000: Wisconsin Residents Urged to Register with FEMA

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Release date: 
June 17, 2008
Release Number: 
1768-007

Madison, Wis. -- Wisconsin residents affected by the recent severe storms, flooding and tornadoes have already received nearly $38,000 in federal assistance.? Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported that $37,602 had been paid out to individuals as of close of business on June 17, 2008.? While that number will continue to increase, FEMA continues to encourage those affected by the storms and flooding to apply for assistance.?

Seven Wisconsin counties received a disaster declaration from President Bush for damages caused by the storms and floods that have occurred since June 5.? Wisconsin residents affected by the storms, even if their counties have not been declared, can call FEMA's toll-free helpline, 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), to report damages.? Those with speech or hearing impairments can call TTY-1-800-462-7585.? An additional option is to register Online at www.fema.gov.?

The FEMA Individual Assistance program covers basic needs for eligible applicants.? Assistance can include emergency home repair, temporary disaster housing, replacement grants for serious disaster-related needs and expenses not covered by insurance or assistance programs.

Once individuals have registered with FEMA, they can visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC).? DRCs open at this time are:?

Sauk County DRC???????????????????? Vernon County DRC?????????
Reedsburg High School????????????? Living Faith Church
1100 S. Albert Ave.?????????????????? 852 Main St.
Reedsburg, WI 53959??????????????? Viroqua, WI 54665

Additional DRCs will continue to open this week.? As joint local, state and federal teams continue to survey damages, additional counties may be added to the disaster declaration.?

FEMA coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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