Subject: President Donald J. Trump Approves Wisconsin Disaster Declaration

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2020

President Donald J. Trump Approves Wisconsin Disaster Declaration


Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Wisconsin and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe winter storm and flooding from January 10 to January 12, 2020.

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Federal funding is available to State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storm and flooding in the counties of Kenosha, Milwaukee, and Racine.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

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Pete Gaynor, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named John Boyle as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.

Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT: FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) -xxx-xxxx OR xxx@FEMA.DHS.GOV (mailto:xxx@DHS.GOV)

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