FEMA Director Paulison The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says Wisconsin residents should know quickly if they qualify for disaster assistance.

FEMA teams will be on the ground in Wisconsin this weekend, in order to determine if residents can receive federal assistance to help in the recovery. FEMA Director R. David Paulison says their goal is to work as quickly as possible, making aid available hopefully within days.

Paulison toured flooded regions by air on Friday afternoon. The Director says he wanted to get a first-hand look at the flood damaged areas, much like he's done in two other states impacted by heavy rains over the past week.

The director expects a quick decision on Wisconsin's federal disaster status. If areas qualify, residents can receive up to $28,200 aid. 

AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports (MP3 :56)

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