Wednesday, December 21, 2005


Back in September and October I wrote two posts...9/23/05 and 10/20/05...about how FEMA had turned down Wisconsin's request for help after several tornados wrecked havoc on an area in the south-central part of of the state. While Wisconsin's request was turned down, Wyoming's request for help after one tornado was immediately answered.

FEMA has done it again. It turned down the second request made by Gov. Jim Doyle.

From a local station:

FEMA Denies Aid to Tornado Victims...Again
Updated: 6:36 AM Dec 21, 2005

Victims of the August tornadoes that struck Dane, Richland and Vernon counties hit yet another road block.

FEMA has denied another appeal by the Governor for federal disaster assistance.

The first request for aid was submitted on Aug. 25, it was denied.

On Oct. 18, a second request was made citing unmet financial needs in both the public and private sector.

The governor says FEMA is "turning their back on the people of Wisconsin who were affected by the devastating tornadoes of Aug. 18."

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