Madison, Wis. -- Almost $97 million in state and federal disaster assistance is being disbursed to individuals and business owners in Wisconsin. Adding in the $12 million in obligated funds for approved public assistance projects brings the disaster assistance total to $109 million. Work continues in the 30 Wisconsin counties eligible for public assistance supplemental Federal emergency Management Agency grants for losses and operating costs for governmental agencies brought about by the storms and flooding in June and July.
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Madison, Wis. -- The Village of Rock Springs will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m., to begin development of a plan to address long-term solutions to community issues brought about by the flooding caused by the June and July storms. The meeting will be held at Rock Springs Elementary School, 306 Elm Street, in Rock Springs.
Madison, Wis. -- A team of environmental health specialists deployed by the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) is now assisting the state of Wisconsin with flood-related public-health issues, disaster recovery officials announced today. "The USPHS team is here to support long-term community recovery," said Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator Johnnie Smith.? "They will be helping state and local public health departments identify and treat wells and drinking water contaminated by recent flooding."?
MADISON, Wis. -- September 15 is the deadline for Wisconsin residents to register for disaster help. An online visit or a single phone call can qualify a household or business owner for recovery assistance and services from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the state of Wisconsin, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
MADISON, Wis. -- The final days to apply for assistance for damages caused by the June and July storms and flooding are here. The deadline is Monday, Sept. 15, at midnight. Due to the high volume of registrations being received from other disasters throughout the country, Wisconsin applicants are urged to call 1-800-621-3362 or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585 for those with speech or hearing impairments from 6 to 8 a.m. and 9 to midnight.
Madison, Wis. -- This is the final week for Wisconsin residents to register for disaster help. A simple phone call or online visit can qualify a household or business for recovery money and services from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and other agencies. Administrator Johnnie Smith of Wisconsin Emergency Management says the last day to register is Monday, September 15, 2008.
MADISON, Wis. -- The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) had its roots in the 1800s as the country recognized the federal government must play a leading role in controlling and responding to floods. Two previous chronological articles traced the evolution of a National Flood Insurance Program from its origins in a Supreme Court ruling of 1824 through major flooding events and other disasters that prompted the government's responses and shaped the program.
MADISON, Wis. -- The following is a summary of information released during the week of Aug. 30 through Sept. 5 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from the Wisconsin Joint Field Office for Disaster 1768, severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Federal Aid To Wisconsin Not Affected By Hurricane Gustav(Date of Release: Sept. 3, 2008)
Madison, Wis. -- Residents receiving rental assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) due to this summer's severe storms and flooding should let FEMA know if they still need housing assistance, said emergency management officials. "We remain committed to ensuring that everyone affected by the disaster has safe and sanitary housing," said Dolph Diemont, federal coordinating officer for Wisconsin disaster recovery. "However, residents need to provide the required paperwork if their housing need continues beyond the initial two month grant."
MADISON, Wis. -- More than $90.3 million in state and federal disaster assistance has been approved for Wisconsin residents affected by June and July severe storms and flooding, emergency managers said today. Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said the disaster aid total represents assistance to public entities as well as grants and low-interest loans to individuals and business owners.