Monday, August 27, 2007

Flood Damage Assesments Requested By Evansville and By Rock County

More information on reporting flood damage is available on the City website. The city's posting is below the Rock County posting here.

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Here is a link to the Residential Damage Reporting Form and one to the form for reporting damage to your Business.

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Possible Federal Preliminary Damage Assessments for Rock County

Residents asked to Report Flood Damage

Wisconsin Emergency Management is requesting Rock County gather information to determine whether the recent flash flood events warrant a Preliminary Damage Assessment by FEMA inspectors. FEMA will conduct assessments in Crawford, Richland, Vernon, Sauk and La Crosse Counties due to significant flood damage in that region. Depending on reports gathered from other southern Wisconsin counties, including Rock County, the Governor may request the FEMA teams extend visits to those counties next week.

Significant flash flooding occurred in parts of Rock County during the period of August 18-20. Reports of in excess of 6 inches of rain fell in northern Rock County over that weekend. Rock County Emergency Management has contacted local municipalities to request their assistance in gather flood damage reports from private homeowners and businesses. The Cities of Evansville, Edgerton, Janesville and Milton as well as the Villages of Clinton, Footville and Orfordville have agreed to assist with gathering information from local residents and businesses. Residents of the rural towns in Rock County should contact Rock County Emergency Management at 758-8440.

It is very important that homeowners, renters or businesses that incurred damage as a result of the heavy rainfall that began Saturday, August 18th report damages. Forms to report damage can be obtained through the local municipality or the Rock County Website at . Completed forms should be returned to the local municipality by Monday morning. Information submitted will be compiled in a summary report and sent to the State of Wisconsin. Individual assistance in the form of either grants or loans for private residents and business may be available according to Wisconsin Emergency Management depending on the extent of damages.


Wisconsin Emergency Management is requesting preliminary damage information from the heavy rainfalls August 18-20. If you have had damage due to the recent rains, please complete the appropriate form and return to the city. Forms need to be returned as soon as possible; the deadline is Monday, August 27.

Rock County Press Release
Residential Damage Form
Business Damage Form

Completed forms can be submitted in person at City Hall (31 South Madison Street), deposited in the after-hours dropbox at City Hall, faxed to 608-882-2282, or emailed to Our rural neighbors should contact Rock County at 608-758-8440.

Please note that this does not mean that damages sustained in Evansville or Rock County will be eligible for FEMA relief. It is simply a preliminary step to help state and federal officials determine if damages were severe or wide spread enough to warrant declaring an emergency for Rock County.

If you have had damage, it may be helpful to take photos of the damage. But please do not submit photos with your completed form; if needed, they will be requested later.

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