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FEMA Conducting New Flood Damage Assessments in Milwaukee, Grant Co.'s


MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTAQ) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency conducted new assessments after an appeal from Wisconsin's governor.

Because of that, flood victims in Milwaukee and Grant counties will have a chance at some federal help to pay for damage from the heavy July rains.

FEMA apparently found more damaged houses. State Emergency Management Division spokeswoman Lori Getter says 231 houses in Milwaukee County had major flood damage. The number in Grant County was 15. With the change, people living in those 2 counties are now eligible to apply for federal grants.

Governor Jim Doyle says FEMA will also make help available to local governments in Calumet County and an application is pending from Waukesha County.