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Tornado 2017 – Information & Updates

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This is the official page Rusk County page for information and resources relative to the May 16, 2017 tornado.  You will find updates on assessment and recovery work, along with notices of assistance that may be available to those affected.  

The 2-1-1 line utilization is being phased out.  Those interested in volunteering or in need of assistance should now call (715) 532-2121.

Any residents in need of volunteer assistance to clear debris from the recent storm damage should call 715.532.2121. They will need a name, phone number, and location.

Any storm impacted resident in need of general recovery assistance can also call 715.532.2121, and a County official will follow-up with you.

While much has been accomplished to clean-up debris over the last two weeks, we believe there will be a need for additional volunteers and resources in the weeks ahead. We ask that those willing and able to volunteer to call 2-1-1 and indicate your willingness to volunteer, times, skills, etc.
 

Media Releases/Updates

SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center Opening – June 13, 2017

Emergency Management – June 2, 2017

Emergency Management – May 22, 2017

Assistance

  • WHEDA Natural Disaster Grant release - Emergency Assistance
     
  • Emergency Assistance through Workforce Resource - primarily for families with Children
     
  • Those in the agricultural community with damage and in need of assistance should be in contact with local Farm Service Agency/USDA office to see if assistance is available to them. Ladysmith (715) 532-3786 or Barron (715) 537-5645. For damage to conservation structure or fencing also contact Rusk County Land & Water Conservation at (715) 532-2162.
     
  • If you have been affected and have immediate needs and have not already been in contact with the Red Cross their contact number is 715-559-7365.
     
  • Anyone in the need of clothing, food, bedding or household furniture should contact:
    o ICAA Connections Store in Ladysmith 715.532.7542
    o The Salvation Army is also available to provide assistance at 715.403.1285

     

  • Rusk County Health and Human Services may be available to assist residents within their regular scope of programs, or can direct you to other assistance. (715) 532-2299

Other Notices

WI DNR Storm Demolition Debris Management Information – Rusk, Barron & Polk Counties

Demolition Debris Management
Additional Demolition Debris Management