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Dane County Releases Updated Tornado Costs, Relief Fund Information

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Lesley Sillaman 608-267-8823
Stoughton Area Tornado
Reference 0830-01

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8/30/2005

Issued By: County Executive
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Madison - Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk today released the following numbers, which are updated approximate totals of the costs incurred by Dane County for response and cleanup efforts after the Stoughton area tornado. Dane County's expenses include costs for equipment, salaries and wages, and overtime for County employees assisting in the effort. These numbers are for Dane County government only and do not include damages to private property or the response and clean-up costs incurred by the local governments.

Total: $461,661

Emergency Management Department $14,829
Human Services Department $3,216
Public Health Division $8,538
Land Information Office $2,270
Parks Department $29,600
Dane County 911 $337
Public Works and Highway Department $237,456
Dane County Sheriff’s Department $165,415

** Note: Costs are current as of 8/30/05 except for the Public Works and Highway Department numbers, which are projections until the end of this week, Friday, 9/2/05.

Other information:

· Most area banks are now accepting donations for the Stoughton Area Tornado Relief Fund. Check with your local bank to find out if they are participating. Donations can also be sent to Wells Fargo Bank at 911 W. Main Street, Stoughton, WI 53589.
· There will be no door-to-door, phone or other solicitations.
· The Stoughton Community Foundation will be organizing and overseeing the formation of a local board to disseminate the donations.
· Volunteer needs at the community level are presently being meet. Volunteers will be needed in the future to facilitate clean up in crop fields and waterways.

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