Dane County Exec. Falk: Statement from Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk on FEMA Denial of Relief Funds

Lesley Sillaman, Office of the County Executive (608) 267-8823 or cell (608) 669-5606

Madison – Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk today released the following statement in response to word given late Friday that FEMA denied Governor Doyle’s request for emergency relief following the Stoughton Area tornado last month.

“We are deeply disappointed that FEMA denied the State’s request for aid. Last month’s tornado caused two deaths, destroyed 89 homes and severely damaged another 68 homes. In addition, the costs to local municipalities totals $2.5 million dollars.

“We hope the Governor’s appeal will be successful and offer our support and assistance.”