THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (San Diego, California) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 23, 2000 PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES A 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, tornadoes and flooding on May 26, 2000, and continuing.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected local governments in a 12 county area. The counties include Adams, Crawford, Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Juneau, Lafayette, Monroe, Richland, Sauk, 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, tornadoes and flooding. Federal funding is also available on a cost share basis for hazard mitigation measures.
James L. Witt, Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), named James Roche as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected area.
The Agency said that damage surveys are continuing in other areas, and additional assistance and counties may be added after the assessments are completed.