Governor Responds to Stoughton FEMA Questions

By: NBC 15
By: NBC 15

As previously reported, President Bush ordered federal aid for Wisconsin's hurricane relief efforts, but the question still remains what about those who suffered in the Stoughton area tornados?

Gov. Doyle's response to that question is, "We do not have any word yet from FEMA, we keep checking with them, almost daily, it seems to me, we meet the standards. I don't know if it's FEMA being totally overwhelmed right now, but believe me, it's not something we're just going to forget about."

The tornados ripped through the Stoughton area Aug. 18. FEMA began touring the area five days after they hit. The agency estimated the total damage at more than $45 million. That's when Gov. Doyle put the request in for federal aid.

The governor says his office will not give up until the state receives the federal money.

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