Winter storm damage in Door County and several southeastern counties is treated differently when it comes to getting state or federal aid. Inspection teams with the Federal Emergency Management Agency have begun assessing storm damage and flooding that took place last month. The inspectors were brought in at the request of Governor Evers. Dan Kane, Door County Emergency Management and Communications Coordinator, says similar inspections won't take place in the Town of Gardner, Town of Clay Banks and the Town of Union. He says the Thanksgiving storms don't meet FEMA guidelines.
Andrew Beckett, a spokesman for the Wisconsin Division of Emergency Management, says FEMA inspectors were called to sections of Milwaukee County, Kenosha County and Racine County at the requests of local officials and Governor Evers. He says such requests follow specific weather events.
Residents with questions can learn more from the recent Door County Emergency Management and Communications Department flooding seminar. The videotaped seminar is on the agency's Facebook page.