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A Disaster Recovery Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, and Friday, Nov. 2, at 212 N. Sixth St. in La Crosse to help renters, homeowners and businesses in Wisconsin affected by the severe storms and flooding of Aug. 17 through Sept. 14, 2018.

At the center, representatives from FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration, Wisconsin Emergency Management and other state agencies are available to explain disaster assistance programs, answer questions about written correspondence and provide literature about repairs and rebuilding to make homes more flood resistant.

There is no obligation to visit the center. Affected residents can register for federal assistance one of the following ways and should do so before going to the center: online at DisasterAssistance.gov, using the FEMA app or by calling 800-621-3362 (FEMA).

Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may also call 800-621-3362. People who use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Multilingual operators are available.

Anyone requiring a reasonable accommodation (ASL interpreting, Braille, large print, etc.) may call 800-621-3362 to request assistance in advance or ask the recovery staff at the center for assistance.

Eight Wisconsin counties have been approved for individual assistance: Crawford, Dane, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Sauk and Vernon counties.

The last day to register for FEMA assistance is Dec. 17.


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