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2001-07-26 04:00 - News Release

West Salem, WI -- Federal and state disaster recovery programs have disbursed nearly $13.5 million dollars to date to individuals and government entities located in the State of Wisconsin. President Bush's May 11, disaster declaration made residents and business owners in 18 counties eligible for disaster assistance. Units of government in 32 counties affected by flooding and tornadoes also received grant funds. The breakdown is as follows:

2001-07-17 04:00 - News Release

West Salem, WI -- The Disaster Recovery Center operated by The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) will be closing Friday, July 20, 2001. The center, located at the Siren High School, 24002 Fourth Avenue, is set up for homeowners affected by recent storms, flooding or tornadoes from April 10, 2001 through July 6, 2001, to talk face to face with FEMA about any concerns or questions they may have regarding their application for disaster assistance. They must call FEMA's disaster hotline at 1-- 800--462--9029 before coming to the center.

2001-07-06 04:00 - News Release

West Salem, WI -- After a disaster strikes, seeking financial assistance can seem confusing. There's often a lot of paperwork to do and questions to answer about insurance coverage and income, to determine what help is available for uninsured or underinsured losses. If you live in one of the declared counties, the first step in registering for assistance is to call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) toll--free at 1--800--462--9029.

2001-07-06 04:00 - News Release

West Salem, WI -- Disaster assistance for Barron County has been expanded to include aid for homeowners, renters and businesses affected by the recent storms and flooding in Wisconsin, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today.

2001-07-05 04:00 - News Release

West Salem, WI -- Federal disaster funds have been made available for six additional Wisconsin counties to help local governments rebuild public property damaged by the recent severe storms, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. The counties are Adams, Chippewa, Dunn, Jackson, Juneau and Taylor, bringing the number of eligible Wisconsin counties to 31. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the assistance was approved following a review of damage data gathered by federal and state disaster recovery officials.

2001-07-03 04:00 - News Release

West Salem, WI -- Homeowners, renters and business owners, whose property was damaged by the recent severe storm or tornado, will be able to get personal help from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance Program. "In times of disaster, the SBA functions as the nation's bank to help people recover from uninsured losses," said Travis Brown, SBA field operations officer. The SBA provides this help through its low--interest disaster loan program.

2001-07-02 04:00 - News Release

West Salem, WI -- Wisconsin residents who are eligible for federal and state disaster assistance are urged to apply immediately. "Don't wait for your insurance settlement to call," said Al Shanks, deputy administrator of Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM). "You can always provide additional information after you register by phone."

2001-06-29 04:00 - News Release

West Salem, WI -- Disaster assistance for Calumet and Rusk counties has been expanded to include aid for homeowners, renters and businesses affected by the recent severe storms in Wisconsin, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the additional assistance was approved based on a review of damage data gathered by federal and state disaster recovery officials. The counties previously were designated for public assistance under the original major disaster declaration issued by President Bush on May 11.

2001-06-29 04:00 - News Release

West Salem, WI -- The Disaster Recovery Center in Siren will be closed on Sunday, July 1, and on Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4. The center, located at Siren High School, 24022 Fourth Avenue, is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday until further notice. Homeowners, renters and businesses in 15 Wisconsin counties are eligible for disaster assistance under President Bush's May 11 disaster declaration for severe storms and flooding in April. The declaration has been expanded to include the June 11 storms and the June 18 tornado.

2001-06-28 04:00 - News Release

West Salem, WI -- Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials will keep the Disaster Recovery Center in Neenah open until Tuesday, July 3. The center is intended to help residents who suffered storm or flood damage with their applications for disaster assistance. It is located at the Neenah Police Department Community Room, 2111 Marathon Avenue, Neenah. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The center will be closed on Sunday.