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Disaster Recovery Centers Open Over July 4 Holiday Weekend

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Release date: 
June 30, 2008
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MADISON, Wis. -- All 12 federal/state Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be open over the 4th of July Holiday weekend to assist applicants with their disaster-assistance questions and concerns, disaster officials announced today.

"Those in need of our help will be able to go to any of the 12 DRCs now open during the upcoming three-day holiday weekend," Federal Coordinating Officer Dolph Diemont said.  "All centers will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) are committed to providing uninterrupted help to those affected by the storms and ongoing flooding in the state."

Anyone with damages from the storms is urged to register with FEMA before going to a center so the applicant will be in the system and available to disaster-service representatives when the applicant arrives.  Call FEMA toll-free at 1-800-621-FEMA to register (those with speech or hearing impairments can call TTY-1-800-462-7585) or register online at  Both registration services are operational 24 hours a day. Only one person per household may apply.

"State and FEMA officials will be working through the holiday to get people the help they need as soon as possible," said WEM Administrator Johnnie Smith.

Residents of 29 Wisconsin counties may be eligible for disaster assistance for damages caused by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in Adams, Calumet, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, La Crosse, Manitowoc, Marquette, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Sheboygan, Vernon, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha and Winnebago counties since June 5.

A list of the DRCs open over the holiday weekend is attached.

Columbia County
(opened 6/19/2008)
Columbus High School
1164 Farnham St.
Columbus, WI  53925
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Columbia County
(opened 6/21/2008)
Portage High School
301 E. Collins St.
Portage, WI  53901
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Crawford County
(opened 6/18/2008)
North Crawford High School
47050 County Road X
Soldiers Grove, WI  54655
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Dodge County
(opened 6/23/2008)
Public Safety Building
128 Cross St.
Juneau, WI  53039
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Fond du Lac County
(opened 7/01/08)
UW Fond du Lac
400 University Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI  54935
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Grant County
(opened 6/30/2008)
Youth Agriculture Center
Lancaster Fairgrounds
916 E. Elm St.
Lancaster, WI  53813
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Milwaukee County
(opened 6/20/2008)
Milwaukee City Campus
2711 Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI  53208
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Racine County
(opened 6/26/2008)
Ives Grove Office Complex Aud.
14200 Washington Ave.
Sturtevant, WI  53177
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Sauk County
(opened 6/16/2008)
Reedsburg High School
1100 S. Albert Ave.
Reedsburg, WI  53959
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Vernon County
(opened 6/17/2008)
Living Faith Church
852 N. Main St.
Viroqua, WI  54665
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Waukesha County
(opened 6/27/2008)
Waukesha Co. Hwy. Operations Bldg.
164 Woodburn Road

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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