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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Wisconsin

Release date: 
March 11, 2020
Release Number: 
HQ-20-015

WASHINGTON – FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Wisconsin to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storm and flooding from Jan. 10-12, 2020.

Federal funding is available to the state, 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 severe winter storm and flooding in Kenosha, Milwaukee and Racine counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures throughout the state.

John Boyle has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Boyle said additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Last Updated: 
March 11, 2020 - 22:04