Lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy about how best to limit damage to buildings closely track those of Katrina, a federal engineer said. Elevating generators and pumps is a good idea but enclosing elevated foundations that might be hit by waves or wave-borne debris can cause problems.
Three counties in far northern Wisconsin will receive nearly $13 million in disaster relief following major flood damage from the summer.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has declared a major disaster for three northwestern Wisconsin counties due to flood damage in June.
By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a bundle of spending measures for the ongoing budget year, blending cuts to NASA and community development programs while averting cuts to nutrition programs. The approximately $182 billion measure announced late Monday would provide money for day-to-day operations at the [...]
By Brian Johnson Dolan Media Newswires Minneapolis — As survivors across the South continue to pick up the pieces from the deadliest tornado outburst in nearly four decades, building specialists are sure to be exploring ways to minimize damage and loss of life in future storms. Lessons from natural disasters, such as tornadoes and earthquakes, [...]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has requested federal disaster assistance for 10 southern Wisconsin counties as a result of a blizzard that hit the area in February. In a letter to President Barack Obama and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Walker requests federal aid to offset the cost of cleanup efforts in [...]
By Jan Basina • EMS Building, Gays Mills, Crawford County • Public Works Building, Gays Mills, Crawford County • Community Commerce Center, Gays Mills, Crawford County Flooding is nothing new to the village of Gays Mills. After all, the Kickapoo River has spilled over its banks 11 times in the past 100 years. But the [...]
By Joe Lanane
The effects from late-July’s flooding persist months later, but after Wednesday residents from Milwaukee and Grant counties will no longer qualify for financial aid.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal officials have declared nine Wisconsin counties disaster areas after floods swept through them last month. The declaration makes government agencies across the counties eligible for federal and state reimbursement of most of their recovery costs. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will cover 75 percent of the expenses and the state [...]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal emergency officials plan to start assessing flood damage in Wisconsin next week. According to state emergency officials, five Federal Emergency Management Agency teams will begin inspecting damage to public infrastructure in Iowa, Buffalo, Clark, Trempealeau, Jackson, Wood, Portage and Taylor counties on Tuesday. Preliminary damage reports indicate the past week’s [...]