While President Bush tours New Orleans, the site of what many consider FEMA's greatest failure, FEMA teams are in seven Wisconsin counties trying to quickly see if they too should be declared flood disaster areas.
FEMA Team leader Marty Bahmonday says damage isn't as obvious or concentrated in those counties as it is in places such as Gays Mills, Crawford County but it's real, especially for people without insurance.
Bahmonday won't predict if the counties will be included in the federal disaster declaration but he says since five counties are already in line for federal aid it will be easier to add additional locations.
FEMA workers have been going door to door checking on residential damage which isn't widespread but in neighborhood pockets. Bahmonday says for the person living in that one damaged home the emotion and financial hardship is the same as if there were a hundred other surrounding families suffering the same thing.
Bahmonday thinks there could be a decision within a week on whether the seven additional counties will become eligible for federal disaster aid.