THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES A MAJOR DISASTER EXISTS 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, straight-line winds, tornadoes, heavy rain, and flooding on June 18-30, 1998.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected local governments in a 13- county area. The counties include Buffalo, Clark, Crawford, Dunn, Grant, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Pepin, Pierce, St. Croix, Trempealeau, and Vernon.
Federal funding is available to eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for the repair or replacement of public facilities damaged by the severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, heavy rain, and flooding. Federal funding is also available on a cost share basis for hazard mitigation measures.
The Agency said that damage surveys are continuing in other areas, and additional counties may be added after the assessments are completed.