The Federal Emergency Management Agency has declared a state of disaster in five more Wisconsin counties. Added to the list are Dodge, Green, Washington, Waukesha, and Winnebago Counties. With those additions, twelve Wisconsin counties have received such declarations. The status from FEMA allows residents of those areas to qualify for federal assistance.
Governor Doyle says he is pleased with the work FEMA has been doing in the state to assess the damage from flooding over the past two weeks. The Governor has already declared a state of emergency in 30 Wisconsin counties, following severe weather that swept across southern and central parts of the state earlier this month.
Families living in declared disaster areas will be able to apply for individual assistance, to help pay for home repairs and temporary housing costs. Aid can be applied for by calling 1-800-621-FEMA or visiting the agency's website .