[Editor's Note: Carol Buck, Emergency Management Director for Washburn County, has informed DrydenWire.com that the previous media release was for the town of Chicog, not the town of Minong. The changes will be noted below in bold.]
Washburn County Emergency Management wishes to announce that the Town of Chicog has been awarded disaster reimbursement funding from FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.
Municipalities in Washburn County and around the Northwest Region sustained torrential rains from the July 11/12th, 2016 storm. Reports of over 9” of rain fell in the region causing widespread flooding, road closures, and severe damage to critical infrastructure.
The Federal Disaster - FEMA Program pays 75% with WI Emergency Management paying 12.5%, and a local match of 12.5%. A good deal of hard work went into collecting information and documenting all the damages to be eligible for reimbursement funding.
A check was received as follows:
Town of Chicog - $41,978.47 on 2/6/2018.
Several other Municipalities and Washburn County Offices have submitted applications and are now awaiting their checks.
Chairman, Pat Wilcox & Emergency Management Director, Carol Buck