Trump approves federal disaster declaration after Wisconsin flooding
Gov. Walker made the request for federal disaster aid earlier in October.
“This is welcome news to many people whose lives were impacted by recent flooding,” said Governor Walker. “There still is a lot of work to be done and more assistance that is needed.”
The Office of Gov. Scott Walker said under this declaration, individuals, families and businesses in Wisconsin Dells, Crawford, Dane, Juneau, La Crosse, Wisconsin Rapids , Monroe, Janesville Richland, Sauk and Vernon counties are now eligible to apply for federal disaster assistance.
Walker’s office said Adams, Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Ozaukee and Washington counties also sustained damage from flooding and tornadoes. They are still under review by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Individual Assistance Program. Governor Walker said the state will work with affected individuals and businesses in those counties to provide disaster relief.
Gov. Walker also requested public assistance for local governments to help recover damage to roads, bridges and other infrastructure. The counties approved for the Public Assistance Program include: Adams, Crawford, Dane, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Iron, Juneau, La Crosse, Marquette, Monroe, Ozaukee, Richland, Sauk and Vernon counties.
Wisconsin Emergency Management, FEMA, and the U.S. Small Business Administration will begin implementing the declaration which will take several months.
Individuals and businesses will soon be able to register with FEMA for disaster assistance.