NEW BERLIN, Wis. -- There is only one week left for Grant and Milwaukee County residents to apply for federal disaster assistance to help recover from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding July 20-24, according to Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Time is running out. Wednesday, Nov. 17 is the deadline to apply for Individual Assistance President Obama designated for both counties on Sept. 18.
"We urge residents of Grant and Milwaukee counties to report their damages to FEMA as soon as possible," said WEM Administrator Mike Hinman.
Register with FEMA today. Apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, or by calling 1-800-621-3362/FEMA or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. Those hotlines may also be called to verify existence or status of registration.
"Do not miss the Nov. 17 deadline to apply for the beneficial programs that are available to help Wisconsin residents recover," said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Paul Ricciuti. "Log onto www.DisasterAssistance.gov today to register or verify the existence of your registration."
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.