Washburn County Awarded FEMA Funding

posted Jul 28, 2020, 4:27 AM by News Room

Tuesday July 28, 2020 - Washburn County Emergency Management announced Monday that the Washburn County Forestry Department 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 and 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%.  

The Forestry Department was issued a check for $113,718.88 on Monday.