Most Wisconsin appeals for FEMA aid later filled

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) – An Associated Press review shows that the vast majority of appeals by Wisconsin governments after federal aid was rejected were later fulfilled.

The AP reviewed Federal Emergency Management Agency grant appeals since 2007. Of 24 appeals in Wisconsin, 18 for $185.3 million were later granted.

Only $1.1 million from six requesters were rejected. That’s less than 1 percent of the total amount appealed.

Four of the six failed appeals stemmed from the 2008 rain storms that resulted in Lake Delton draining. Those turned down were the Milwaukee County Department of Transportation and Public Works and the villages of Pardeeville, Wyocena and Lake Delton.

The other two from the Milwaukee County Department of Administrative Services and the Milwaukee Immediate Care Center stemmed from flooding in 2010.