Recent Storm Damage Posts

FEMA Assistance

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage FEMA Assistance #disasterassistance

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker is encouraging individuals, families, and businesses impacted by recent flooding and storms in eight Wisconsin counties to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for possible disaster assistance. Last week, President Donald J. Trump approved federal disaster aid for individuals, families, and businesses in Crawford, Dane, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Sauk, and Vernon counties.

“We’re encouraging everyone who sustained damage in these eight counties to register with FEMA at DisasterAssistance.gov to receive possible assistance,” Governor Walker said. “Even if you’ve already called 2-1-1 to report damage, we still need you to register with FEMA. I thank President Trump for approving the declaration, and we are pleased that FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are ready to provide this much-needed assistance.”

Residents from the counties listed that sustained flood damage at home or at their business can register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362. If you use 711 or Video Relay Service, call 800-621-3362 or for TTY call 800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Governor Walker reminds homeowners and businesses they still must call FEMA to register even if they called 2-1-1 or their county emergency management office initially to report damage or if they met with a FEMA representative last month during damage assessments. “If you are not sure you are registered, call 1-800-621-3362 and a FEMA representative can provide assistance,” Governor Walker continued.

FEMA assistance may include grants for rent, temporary housing and home repairs to primary residences, as well as funding for other serious disaster-related needs, such as medical, dental or funeral costs. If you have insurance, first file a claim with your agent. FEMA may still be able to assist with disaster-related expenses that were underinsured or not covered by your policy.

FEMA Disaster Survival Assistance crews will begin outreach in Sauk and Dane Counties Tuesday afternoon to explain the program and to encourage flood victims to report damage. FEMA field personnel will be wearing FEMA shirts and carry official badges.

The SBA opened a Business Recovery Center in Madison and will be opening another office in Viroqua on Thursday to help businesses and private nonprofit organizations affected by the storms. SBA officials can provide information about applying for disaster loans. The locations are 740 Regent Street, Suite 100 in Madison and 318 Fairlane Drive in Viroqua. Both offices are open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Several other counties that also sustained damage from flooding and tornadoes are still under review by (FEMA) for the Individual Assistance Program. The counties under review are Adams, Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Ozaukee and Washington. Governor Walker said the state will continue to work with affected individuals and businesses to provide disaster relief.

Information about the various state and federal disaster programs that are available are located at ReadyWisconsin.wi.gov.

SBA Engagement related to Presidential Disaster Declaration

In response to the Presidential disaster declaration made over the weekend, SBA now has disaster assistance staff in place in our Madison office to assist affected businesses (large and small), homeowners, renters, and non-profits. Another location may open next week.

Please share this information in the affected counties: Crawford, Dane, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Sauk, Vernon, Adams, Columbia, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jackson, Jefferson, Rock, Trempealeau and Wood.

  • Twitterhttps://twitter.com/SBA_Wisconsin/status/1054507392841465857
  • Link to news release for opening of Business Recovery Centerhttps://www.sba.gov/node/1629686
  • Southwestern Wisconsin’s businesses, non-profits, homeowners and renters affected by August and September flooding and storms can now visit the SBA’s Business Recovery Center in Dane County for assistance. The address is 740 Regent Street, Suite 100, Madison, WI 53715. The office is open from 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday. Counties eligible for assistance include: Crawford, Dane, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Sauk, Vernon, Adams, Columbia, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jackson, Jefferson, Rock, Trempealeau and Wood. Read more about SBA assistance for these counties.

Questions? Contact Robin Dittberner, Economic Development Specialist, Wisconsin District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration, (608) 441-5521 robin.dittberner@sba.gov

Trees

1/8/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Trees SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc knows clearing away weak trees will make your property safer.

The best way to minimize damage from a disaster is to prevent it from happening. SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc knows that by having a professional remove any weak trees from your yard before heavy snowfall accumulates, you could save yourself a lot of stress (and not to mention money).

Preparing for a Natural Disaster

11/10/2015 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Preparing for a Natural Disaster SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc would like you and your family to be prepared at all times.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc would like you to prepare for a natural disaster by stocking up on emergency items such as a first aid kit, non-perishable foods and water, a battery operated radio with extra batteries and personal hygiene necessities.

Shatterd Windows Myth

10/26/2015 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Shatterd Windows Myth SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc not only wants you to be safe, but smart as well.

SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc thinks you might of heard the common myth: Taping your windows can protect against a storm or strong winds? Well, it's just that--a myth. Taping your windows doesn't keep them from shattering, it still can happen with or without taping them, so save yourself the time and frustration. #HurricaneSafety #HereToHelp

Our Unified Storm Team

8/12/2015 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Unified Storm Team SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc has the trained professionals to take care of your storm damage 24/7.

Because the damage from one bad storm just can't compete with the unified team of trained professionals from SERVPRO of Jefferson Co./Oconomowoc.

Before You Hit the Road This Summer...

6/23/2015 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Before You Hit the Road This Summer... SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc wants to make sure your home and valuables are safe when you're on the road with the family this Summer.

Before you hit the road this Summer, follow these four tips from SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc to ensure your house is safe should severe weather arise.

1.) Keep all trees and shrubs well-trimmed.

2.) Bring all outdoor furniture inside.

3.) Cover windows with shutters.

4.) Place important items and papers in a waterproof case and place it in an elevated location inside your home.

June 21st

6/17/2015 (Permalink)

Storm Damage June 21st SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc is here to help 24/7

The official start to summer is June 21st. Is your property ready for the higher temps and severe weather that can accompany this time of year? SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc will be here for you before, during and after severe weather strikes.

Property Damage

6/9/2015 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Property Damage SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc is here for you 24/7.

When you suffer property damage and need help, it isn't necessary to look any further than your own backyard. SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc is right here, in your community, and we're always here to help in your time of need.

A Dare Perhaps?

5/1/2015 (Permalink)

Storm Damage A Dare Perhaps? SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc is proud to have trained technicians at the ready in your time of need.

We dare you to tell him that SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc can't clean up any size disaster.

Spring Weather

4/29/2015 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Spring Weather The SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc READY Plan App is available on all major devices.

Spring weather can be unpredictable. #BeReady and plan ahead with the SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc READY Plan App! Download the app today on your smartphone.

Not a Stranger To Severe Weather

4/28/2015 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Not a Stranger To Severe Weather SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc will be here for you before, during and after a weather damaging event.

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc is no stranger to severe weather. We are here to help you recover from a weather damaging event 24/7. Contact us in your time of need so we can help get your life back together "Like it never even happened."

Restore vs. Replace

4/13/2015 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Restore vs. Replace SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc always thinks of our impact on the environment with every job we are on.

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc's  #RestoreVsReplace philosophy is just one way we do our part for the environment.

Knowing Disaster Types In Your Area

4/6/2015 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Knowing Disaster Types In Your Area SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc wants you to be prepared and ready BEFORE a disaster occurs in your area.

Knowing what types of disasters can occur in your area is only part of being prepared. SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc wants you to know the risks and steps to take to be prepared, and learn about the weather in your area: weather.gov #NatlPrep

Lightning Storm Knowledge

3/27/2015 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Lightning Storm Knowledge SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc has your safety in mind when it comes to threatening weather that can affect you and your family.

Does your family know what to do before, during, and after a lightning storm? SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc would like for you and your family to learn the facts and practice your plan: http://go.usa.gov/NcGe #NatlPrep

SERVPRO and Peace of Mind

3/18/2015 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO and Peace of Mind SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc wants to help BEFORE your time of need. So you are better prepared when disaster strikes.

SERVPRO of Jefferson County / Oconomowoc wants you to have peace of mind when a disaster strikes. We can help create your evacuation and emergency communication plans. For more tips and information visit: www.ready.gov/make-a-plan