Deadline for Flood Victims Approaches

Deadline Monday for Wis. flooding help

** FILE ** This June 14, 2008 file photo shows floodwaters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Weeks after the latest massive floods in the Midwest, voluntary buyouts are again being considered in at least five states _ Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana and Illinois. Officials in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, have been telling residents it could be a year or more before they know how much will be available for buyouts. Officials have said that half of the estimated 4,000 homes that were damaged will have to be demolished. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

So far more than $93 million in state and federal disaster assistance has been approved for summer flooding in the state. But state and federal officials say the deadline to apply for assistance is closing in. It's Monday at midnight. The damage followed heavy rainfall in June in the southern two-thirds of the state. Nearly 40,000 residents in 30 counties have been declared eligible for individual disaster aid. Due to the high volume of registrations being received from other disasters throughout the country, Wisconsin applicants are urged to call 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 for those with speech or hearing impairments.


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