FEMA awards village funding for flood damage

Ozaukee Press Staff

The Village of Saukville will receive nearly $55,000 in state and federal funds due to damage from flooding sustained by the village in August and September 2018.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant the village $46,881, with another $7,739 coming from the state, for a total of $54,620.

Expenses incurred by the village included sand for sandbagging, 72 hours of overtime, 252 hours of running emergency pumps and other equipment to protect village buildings and contracting with Advanced Disposal for residents to dispose of used sandbags.

Other damage listed in the application was to Grady, Riverside, Quade, Schowalter and Friendship parks requiring that hundreds of cubic yards of wood chips be replaced and park equipment and facilities be repaired or replaced.

Saukville was deluged with nine inches of rainfall and surface flooding last year as the Milwaukee River and creeks and ditches burst their banks.

Ozaukee County residents affected by those heavy rains did not receive assistance because damage assessments conducted in the weeks following the floods were not high enough, officials said at the time.

More than 200 county homes and about 50 businesses suffered some damage but only 10 were deemed severely damaged. No homes or businesses were destroyed.

Land, roads and buildings owned by municipalities, school districts and the county suffered close to $800,000 in damage, county Emergency Management Director Scott Ziegler said.



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