Information as of 10:00am, October 30th, 2018
FEMA Disaster Assistance may be able to help support your recovery from a major disaster. If you’re ready to apply now for disaster assistance or would like more information on the types of assistance available please visit disasterassistance.gov.
FEMA may be able to provide assistance for damages done to your primary residence. By law, FEMA assistance cannot duplicate the assistance you receive from your insurance company, but you may receive assistance for items not covered by insurance. If your home was impacted by a major disaster we recommend that you apply for assistance. In addition, they may be able to offer disaster assistance for some of your other disaster-caused expenses, including medical and dental, child care, funeral and burial, essential household items, moving and storage, vehicle, and some clean-up items. FEMA also partners with the Small Business Administration (SBA), which offers low interest loans for business damages.
After you have registered, a home inspector will contact you. After the home inspection, if you qualify for a grant, FEMA will provide you a check by mail or a direct deposit into your checking or savings account and a letter describing how you are to use the money. If you do not qualify for a grant, FEMA will provide you a letter explaining why you did not qualify and an opportunity to appeal the decision. Often, not qualifying may be as simple as paperwork errors or a need for more documentation.
For more information, go to https://www.fema.gov/individual-disaster-assistance.
Roads that are closed and can be found on the Road Closure Map and at https://511wi.gov. If you are needing assistance regarding flooding questions please call the Emergency Management phone number at 608-647-8187 for assistance. If you have experienced damage to your primary residence or business, please dial 2-1-1 to speak with someone to report the extent of the impact to the home or business..
Please call the Richland County Salvation Army 608-649-5825, with any personal needs that you and/or your family needs due to recent flooding event.
- Re-entering Your Home After a Flood
- Wisconsin Flood Toolkit
- Mold Clean Up Toolkit
- Cleaning and Sanitizing with Bleach After an Emergency
- Public Health Press Release – Drinking Water and Flood Safety
- Flood Related Resources and Assistance
- After a Storm Hits Insurance Tips
- Settling Property Insurance Claims
- Guide to Homeowner’s Insurance: https://oci.wi.gov/Documents/Consumers/PI-015.pdf
- Consumer publications: https://oci.wi.gov/Pages/Consumers/ConsumerPublications.aspx