THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Madrid, Spain) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release July 7, 1997 PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES MAJOR DISASTER IN WISCONSIN
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Wisconsin and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding on June 21-23, 1997.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in the counties of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha. Assistance can include disaster-housing, grants, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Federal funding also is available to eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for the repair or replacement of public facilities damaged by the sever storms and flooding in the counties of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Waukesha. Federal funding is also available on a cost share basis for hazard mitigation measures for the counties of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said that damage surveys are continuing in other areas, and additional counties may be added after the assessments are completed.