Federal disaster aid is being made available for additional Wisconsin counties. The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday announced that residents in nine more Wisconsin counties will be able to apply for federal assistance, following an outbreak of flooding in August that caused millions of dollars in damages across the state.
Wisconsin Emergency Management's Lori Getter says those additional counties are Columbia, Dane, Jefferson, Racine, Kenosha, Iowa, Grant, Green, and Rock. Overall, 14 counties have qualified for federal assistance after FEMA teams were in Wisconsin to evaluate damage in flooded areas.
Residents in those areas are being urged to contact FEMA so an inspector can come and evaluate what type of aid they'll be eligible for, either through grants or low-interest loans. Property owners can either call 1-800-621-FEMA or go to FEMA's website .