Governor Tony Evers has requested FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)conduct a damage assessment later this month for 19 Wisconsin counties and tribes hit hard by severe storms, flooding, straight line winds and tornadoes. This is the first step in potentially requesting federal disaster aid for local governments as they recover from the storms.
Teams comprised of officials with FEMA and Wisconsin Emergency Management will work with local, tribal and state officials in viewing public infrastructure damage in Forest, Langlade, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Oneida, among other counties.
In addition, FEMA will assess damage on tribal lands of the Menominee Indian Tribe and St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin. Wisconsin National Guard's Major General Don Dunbar says the state National Guard continues to support local governments as they work to remove debris left from the storms.