Disaster Assistance Meeting for July Flooding
Wisconsin Officials Visit to Educate Residents on Disaster Relief Funding
In Superior, nearly 50 people showed up to learn about how to apply for federal disaster assistance stemming from the July 11, 2016 flooding.
Local governments and private non-profit agencies that sustained damage during the floods in Northwest Wisconsin were encouraged to attend Tuesday morning.
Two teams of specialists from Wisconsin Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency explained how those affected can apply for Federal Public Assistance to help recover.
Dave Sletten with Douglas County Emergency Management said, “We had local town, cities, villages, at that meeting. We also had state level representation, FEMA representation and also our local emergency management office as well as the DNR and other related partners.”
Counties included in this relief include Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Florence, Iron, Sawyer, and Washburn Counties. The Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa is also included.
“All of our updated information is being listed on the Douglas County website, so if you go to the main Douglas County webpage, look for the 7/11 2016 related damages and you can find updated information there,” Sletten said.
The level of damage in these areas doesn’t currently meet requirements for business or homeowners to receive any disaster relief.
Under the cost-share program, FEMA funds 75 percent of the cost for eligible work; 25 percent is shared equally between state and local applicants