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May 31, 2001
St. Paul, MN -- In just two weeks since President Bush issued a major disaster declaration on May 16, nearly half a million dollars has been allocated for disaster assistance. More than $450, 000 has...
May 30, 2001
Rock Island, IL -- Flood victims in disaster-declared Illinois counties do not need to be concerned that their applications for assistance will reduce the amounts available for their neighbors. "Don'...
May 29, 2001
La Crosse, WI -- Don't be a fraud victim as well as a flood victim, emergency officials urged. "Sadly, scam artists often prey upon disaster victims," said Al Shanks of Wisconsin Emergency...
May 29, 2001
St. Paul, MN -- Twenty--two counties have been added to the disaster declaration issued by President Bush on May 16, making a total of 53 Minnesota counties eligible for some type of state and...
May 29, 2001
La Crosse, WI -- Emergency officials will open a disaster--recovery center in Douglas County to serve victims of the recent floods and severe storms on Saturday, June 2, officials announced today...
May 28, 2001
La Crosse, WI -- Emergency officials urge victims of the recent storms and flooding to check the credentials of anyone who arrives to inspect damaged property. "You must first apply for...
May 26, 2001
La Crosse, WI -- Emergency officials will open disaster--recovery centers in Crawford and Pierce Counties to serve victims of the recent floods and severe storms, officials announced today. Centers...
May 25, 2001
West Salem, WI -- Although thousands of Wisconsin residents suffered enough flood damage to be eligible for assistance, only about 500 have applied thus far according to state and federal officials...
May 25, 2001
St. Paul, MN -- To help meet the ongoing needs of Minnesota disaster victims, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Minnesota Division of Emergency Management (DEM) are opening Disaster...
May 24, 2001
St. Paul, MN -- State and federal disaster officials are concerned that people who suffered damage during the spring storms and flooding are delaying their recovery efforts by waiting to apply for...
May 23, 2001
St. Paul, MN -- If you were affected by the severe winter storms, flooding and tornadoes, you should be aware that some unscrupulous contractors may try to take advantage of you. Every disaster has...
May 23, 2001
West Salem, WI -- The FEMA teleregistration line, Helpline, and the TTY line for those with hearing and speech impairment will be closed on Sunday and Monday for the Memorial Day holiday, emergency...
May 22, 2001
West Salem, WI -- Floodwaters can contaminate drinking water, food and even dwellings. Emergency officials urge residents to be aware of risks that remain after the water has receded. Below are...
May 22, 2001
St. Paul, MN -- To help meet the ongoing needs of Minnesota disaster victims, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Minnesota Division of Emergency Management (DEM) are opening Disaster...
May 22, 2001
La Crosse, WI -- Emergency officials will open disaster-recovery centers in La Crosse and Grant counties to serve victims of the recent flood, officials announced today. Centers are scheduled to...
May 21, 2001
St. Paul, MN -- Community Relations field officers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working with the Minnesota Division of Emergency Management (DEM) and county emergency...
May 19, 2001
St. Paul, MN -- The disaster declaration for Minnesota issued by President Bush clears the way for federal and state assistance programs to help those in need in the declared counties. Homeowners,...
May 19, 2001
La Crosse, WI -- Every homeowner knows good record keeping is important. The same applies when it comes to repairs after floods, especially when those repairs are paid for with disaster loans or...
May 18, 2001
St. Paul, MN -- A toll--free application telephone number is now operational for those who suffered property damage or loss in the declared counties affected by severe winter storms, flooding and...
May 18, 2001
La Crosse, WI --- The flood waters are gone. You registered with the Red Cross, notified local officials of your damage and even reported to the county emergency manager. You're all set, right?...

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