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FEMA urging Wisconsin residents to invest in flood insurance after 2018 floods

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Published: Aug. 20, 2019 at 10:54 AM CDT
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One year after historic flooding devastated communities across Southern Wisconsin, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is property owners and renters to get flood insurance to protect their homes.

In 2018, some areas saw more than a foot of rain within a few hours. The state received its first Presidential disaster declaration in a decade.

According to FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), Most homeowners and renters insurance policies do not cover flood damage and flood insurance policies don’t automatically renew. The agencies state once a homeowner applies for a flood insurance policy, it takes up to 30 days to go into effect.

According to FEMA, in 2018, 2,039 Individual Assistance Grants were given to people to help make repairs to their homes or replace items such as furnaces and hot water heaters. People worked directly with FEMA to receive one of these grants.

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2018 Approved FEMA Individual Assistance Grants

People called to register with FEMA after last year's flooding. FEMA determined who was eligible and the amount of awarded. It is for individuals not businesses. It is not designed to replace personal items lost. It helps people make home repairs or replace items such as furnaces and hot water heaters.

 


Total

  • 2,039 approved applications
  • Total dollars: $8,869,280.75

Crawford County

  • 47 approved applications
  • $302,933.83

Dane County

  • 929 approved applications
  • Total approved: $3,821,380.36

Juneau County

  • 292 approved applications
  • Total approved: $811,221.18

La Crosse County

  • 43 approved applications
  • Total approved: $152,993.15

Marquette County

  • 61 approved applications
  • Total approved: $203,591.39

Monroe County

  • 194 approved applications
  • Total approved: $964,894.13

Richland County

  • 36 approved applications
  • Total approved: $229,194.21

Sauk County

  • 171 approved applications
  • Total approved:  $583,906.31

Vernon County

  • 266 approved applications
  • Total approved:  $1,799,166.19

 

 

Public Assistance Grants To-Date

These grants help local governments with repairs to roads and bridges and emergency protective measures. The funding is obligated and when the project is finished and paperwork completed, municipalities receive payment. FEMA provides 75% of eligible costs. The state provides 12.5% and the local responsibility is 12.5%

Total

  • 400 applicants
  • Total dollars: $9,527,668

Adams County

  • 13 applicants
  • $193,442.62 federal funding obligated

Crawford County

  • 29 applicants
  • $620,679.80 federal funding obligated

Dane County

  • 57 applicants
  • 1,817,644.27 federal funding obligated

Fond du Lac County

  • 31 applicants
  • 546,605.14 federal funding obligated

Green Lake County

  • 9 applicants
  • $93,869.41 federal funding obligated

Juneau County

  • 51 applicants
  • $990,976.40 federal funding obligated

La Crosse County

  • 16 applicants
  • $420,865.98 federal funding obligated

Marquette County

  • 10 applicants
  • $135,605.74 federal funding obligated

Monroe County

  • 56 applicants
  • 1,445,700.40 federal funding obligated

Ozaukee County

  • 10 applicants
  • $146,756.61 federal funding obligated

Richland County

  • 11 applicants
  • $500,185.18 federal funding obligated

Sauk County

  • 17 applicants
  • $419,775.67 federal funding obligated

Vernon County

  • 75 applicants
  • $1,148,174.32 federal funding obligated

 Statewide (state agencies)

  • 15 applicants
  • $1,047,387.14 federal funding obligated

 

 

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