Dodge County Municipalities Apply For State Disaster Funding From Summer Storms

(Juneau) Several Dodge County municipalities have applied for aid through the Wisconsin Disaster Fund stemming from August and September’s severe weather. Brownsville, Kekoskee, both the town and village of Lomira, Theresa, Watertown, the Dodge County portion of Waupun and the Sheriff’s and Highway Departments all submitted paperwork to the state funded reimbursement program. The Wisconsin Disaster Fund allows those who apply the opportunity to recoup costs incurred while responding and recovering from disaster events. Dodge County Emergency Management Director Amy Nehls says the fund covers public disaster costs under three categories including debris clearance, protective measures such as overtime hours for police officers and firefighters as well as road and bridge repair. While the county did not meet the threshold for federal disaster funding, Nehls says local municipalities should have no issues being awarded state relief. Nehls says the Wisconsin Disaster Fund is currently reviewing applications but notes that any payouts would not likely occur until sometime in 2019. She says the program has limited monies available due to previous claims and is awaiting the legislature to refund them.