FEMA officials assess Wisconsin flood damage


Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are touring Wisconsin to assess damage in communities that were hit by flooding and tornadoes in August.

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Five FEMA teams are assessing damage to public infrastructure and homes in order to determine whether Wisconsin qualifies for federal disaster aid, Wisconsin Public Radio reported.

The assistance process can be lengthy but the agency wants to ensure people have time to gather evidence of damage, said Pam Saulsby, a spokeswoman for FEMA.

"When you consider the magnitude of a particular disaster and the sometimes record number of people who are applying for assistance, then we do beg for patience," she said. "We have staff who are tested and trained in getting people on the other side of disasters. But every case is different and we want to take time with people who need more time to get all of this processed."

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FEMA assesses flood damage in Sauk, Juneau counties

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FEMA officials Anita Cornell and Steve Cooper examine flood damage Sept. 27 at a Main Street building in La Valle.

La Valle Village President Cody Kowalke, center, speaks with FEMA officials Sept. 27 about the areas most impacted by flooding.

LA VALLE ‘ Local officials guided assessors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency around flood-damaged areas Sept. 27 in Sauk County.

FEMA officials visited Reedsburg and La Valle and heard how residents were impacted by the flood as they documented damage to buildings. The team plans to visit Rock Springs, North Freedom and Baraboo on Friday.’

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FEMA to do preliminary flood damage assessments in Sauk County Thursday

BARABOO, Wis. – Federal Emergency Management Agency crews will be in Sauk County Thursday assessing flood damage to home and businesses, according to a release from emergency management officials.

Home and business owners do not need to be present for FEMA to assess damage, according to the release. FEMA will not go inside homes, they will do an assessment from outside the structure.

These assessments are only preliminary, officials said. FEMA will not be going to all impacted homes in the county.

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  • Date: 2018-09-26T17:40:58+0000
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Gov. Walker: FEMA to conduct damage assessment in 17 WI Counties hit by flooding

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – On Tuesday, Governor Scott Walker announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct a Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) next week in 17 Wisconsin counties hit hard by flooding and tornadoes.

‘The floods and tornadoes have devastated so many families and businesses across Wisconsin,’ Governor Walker said. ‘I look forward to having FEMA in our state next week to assess damages as we take the first step to request a federal disaster declaration.’

FEMA teams will assess damage to homes in Adams, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Juneau, La Crosse, Marquette, Monroe, Ozaukee, Richland, Sauk, and Vernon Counties, according to the release.

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