Almost 25,000 Wisconsin Residents Have Registered For Federal Disaster Assistance; $31.6 Million Disbursed

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October 8, 2010
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NEW BERLIN, Wis. – As of today, 24,673 renters, homeowners and business owners have registered for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) since President Obama declared a federal disaster on Sept. 18.

Federal assistance for residents of Grant and Milwaukee counties residents has topped $31.6 million for the July 20-24 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. To receive assistance you must first register with FEMA before the Nov. 17 deadline. After registering, FEMA provides applicants with a nine-digit registration number. Within a week, a FEMA inspector, who is the only other person with the nine-digit number, will make an appointment to visit a residence. You must have registered after Sept. 18 with FEMA and have received the nine-digit registration number to be eligible for disaster assistance. 

Register online at or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA/3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Phone lines are open seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT until further notice.

Applicants should keep FEMA updated of personal information changes such as a change of address, new phone number or insurance settlement by calling 1-800-621-FEMA/3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585. In addition to calling, applicants are encouraged to visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) if they have questions about the status of their application.

The following includes FEMA disaster assistance statistics for Grant and Milwaukee Counties as of the close of business October 7:

$32,679,799 approved for individual assistance.                  

24,591 total number of registrations.                                                             

13,017 U.S. Small Business Administration disaster assistance loan applications issued.

2,746 people have visited a DRC.                                                     


  • 21,902 completed;
  • 80 inspectors in the field; and
  • 2 day average turnaround time for inspections:                                             

Community Relations specialists have provided Spanish and English disaster assistance information to:

  • 2,803 homes;
  • 374 businesses;
  • 66 houses of worship and 79 agencies reaching more than 57,000 individuals.

FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program helps with expenses not covered by insurance or other programs, including temporary rental assistance, damage repairs and replacement of essential household items and disaster-related medical, dental or funeral costs.

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