Ryan Provides Updates and Guidance on Flood Response Efforts
Wisconsin's 1st District Congressman Paul Ryan continues to reach out to officials at the local, state, and federal level in an effort to provide assistance for those impacted by the recent floods. With mounting costs imposed upon individuals and businesses, a number of recovery resources have been made available to those in need.
Congressman Ryan is encouraging residents of communities affected by the flooding to report damage to the appropriate authorities. As communities continue to expand their recovery efforts, Ryan has issued the following statement:
"In my discussions and visits with those hit hardest by the pervasive flooding, I've been given a fresh reminder of what makes Wisconsin great: the people of this State continue to demonstrate their compassion and determination to support each other in times of need. It is important for those impacted by the floods to report damage to appropriate authorities. I have made available a helpful guide for those seeking information on recovery assistance: www.house.gov/ryan/floodresponse."
Federal disaster declarations have already been issued for Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Rock, Walworth and Waukesha Counties, along with 22 other counties throughout the State. Residents from these counties with flood-related damage are encouraged to contact FEMA officials at 1-800-621-FEMA or online at: www.fema.gov. Ryan and his colleagues in the Wisconsin Congressional delegation are working closely with government officials to provide assistance for the remaining affected counties.
For the latest information on resources available, please visit: www.house.gov/ryan/floodresponse.
Congressman Ryan has served as a vocal advocate for Wisconsin residents in Congress. Today, Ryan voted in favor of additional disaster response funding for the flood-ravaged Midwest. He has also joined with the Wisconsin Congressional delegation to urge timely consideration of Governor Doyle's federal emergency declaration requests.