President Declares a Major Disaster for Wisconsin

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Release date: 
August 2, 2012
Release Number: 
HQ-12-069

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal aid has been made available for the state of Wisconsin to supplement the state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of June 19-20, 2012.

Federal funding is available to state, tribal, 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 and flooding in the counties of Ashland, Bayfield, and Douglas and the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for all counties and tribes within the state of Wisconsin.

Kari Suzann Cowie has been named Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Cowie 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: 
September 27, 2012 - 09:45
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