FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Amber Burch, 647-8187
Richland County Emergency Management Seeking Damage Reports
Richland County and the surrounding area have experienced repeated flooding in the past several days. Due to these flood events, there have been many reports of homes being damaged by flood waters and other storm related hazards. At this time, Richland County Emergency Management is working with Great Rivers 211 to collect information from residents regarding these damages. Damage assessment data will be shared with Wisconsin Emergency Management which the Governor’s Office will utilize to request Emergency Aid from FEMA.
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. If you are renting, you may still report the damage; however try to coordinate with your landlord to ensure that duplicate reports are not being filed. If you are a farmer and have experienced crop damage, Emergency Management encourages to contact your farm service agent as they will be able to better assist you.
For road closure information or other flood-related questions, call 647-8187. Please be patient, as lines may be busy with other callers.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.