Friday - Latest Damage Estimates

June 20, 2008
J. McLellan 267-2542
Emergency Management

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6/20/08 Issuing Department: Emergency Management For more information contact: J. McLellan, Dept. of Emergency Management 608/267-2542 New Damage Estimates Reference #062008-01 Available at: Latest Dane County Damage Estimates As of 4:00pm Thursday June 19, the following PRELIMINARY damage estimates have been reported to Dane County: Estimated Residential Losses $6,768,602 (2,362 Residences) Estimated Business Losses $677,000 (127 businesses) Estimated Public Losses $5,632,094 (Govt. losses / expenditures) Estimated Agricultural Losses $64,600,000 Total Estimate $77,677,696 These numbers will change as more damage estimates are reported. These numbers will always be estimates of incurred damage. Even though FEMA has performed it’s Preliminary Damage Assessment, all persons who have suffered storm related damage are strongly encouraged to report their damage to their local unit of government. The “Slow, No Wake” order is still in effect across all these lakes. The Dane County Sheriff’s Water Patrol has issued citations for $161 to violators. Persons working in and around flood waters, including those in basements, need to pay close attention to their personal hygiene. Flood waters contain a wide variety of bacteria and viruses. Generous amounts of soap and water are the preferred method of cleaning up after working in flood waters, hand sanitizers are good if soap and water are not available. Its especially important to wash before eating or drinking! For more information regarding personal health around flood waters, persons may either contact Public Health Madison and Dane County by telephone at 266-4821 or visit them on the web at ###