The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has declared a state of disaster for Fond du Lac, Iowa and Marquette, bringing the number of Wisconsin counties where individual assistance is available to 15. Earlier this week, FEMA made federal assistance available to those living in Columbia, Crawford, Dodge, Green, Milwaukee, Racine, Richland, Sauk, Vernon, Washington, Waukesha, and Winnebago counties and is conducting damage assessments to allow declarations in other counties.
Governor Jim Doyle declared a state of emergency in 30 counties after severe weather this month brought record floods and other damage across southern Wisconsin. FEMA is in ongoing damage assessments in those counties to make disaster declarations.
FEMA's disaster declarations make federal money available for individual assistance, such as home repair and temporary housing costs. Those living in counties declared a state of disaster can apply for individual assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA or online at www.fema.gov .