How To Submit Flood Damage in Milwaukee, Racine
Germanfest on Thursday during Milwaukee's flooding. | Photo: Twitter.com/AmericanEuroes
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee and Racine Counties have established a phone number for those in the county who were affected by the storms.
The Milwaukee Sheriff's Office Emergency Management Bureau has turned 211 into a number for people to report weather-related damage.
Starting at 8:00 a.m. Friday morning, people can report flood damage.
Officials say that it is not an emergency number, but one where people can report their damage.
A high call volume is anticipated, so officials ask people to be patient.
Please have this information available:
• Contact name and phone number
• Address of damaged property
• Name of property owner or renter
• Type of damage: flooding or sewer backup or severe storm
• Brief description of damage and estimated dollar amount
• Percentage of damage covered by insurance
County officials hope to complete a damage assessment, and they will announce if federal or state disaster aid will come for people who live here.
Racine's Way To Get Help for Flood-Related Damage
The Racine County Emergency Management has established a voicemail and e-mail hotline.
Like Milwaukee, officials in Racine are asking people to only call to report damage, not for immediate response.
People can call 262-636-3308 or e-mail RCEmergencyManagement@goracine.org to give information including:
• Address/phone number
• Brief description of damage
• Estimated dollar amount
Officals there also hope to take the information for federal or state aid.