Evers Requests Disaster Declaration from Feds
08/20/2019- Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has requested a federal disaster declaration for 18 Wisconsin counties, including Marinette, as well as two tribes, for damage sustained from severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding last month. The request would provide federal disaster assistance to help local governments and electric cooperatives recover some of their costs from responding to the storms, removing debris, and repairing damaged infrastructure. Evers says assessments by FEMA and Wisconsin Emergency Management verified more than $19.5 million in eligible damages. If approved, FEMA’s Public Assistance Program would cover up to 75% of eligible costs while the state of Wisconsin and impacted communities would share the remaining 25%.