President Declares Major Disaster For Wisconsin

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Release date: 
August 11, 2010
Release Number: 
HQ-10-153

WASHINGTON, D.C.--  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal aid has been made available to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding during the period of July 20-24, 2010. 

The President's action makes federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in the counties of Grant and Milwaukee.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Paul J. Ricciuti was named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Ricciuti said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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