Record Dane County West Flood - Middleton Disaster Recovery Information
The Middleton Chamber of Commerce emailed the following information on Middleton’s current storm status.
Flood Recovery Information
August 24, 2018
A few notes and reminders in the flood aftermath:
As of August 23, the City of Middleton had estimated roughly $6 million in public damage and $17+ million in private damage. The early damage assessments were helpful. Many Deming Way businesses are closed and may remain so for weeks.
While Dane County and Wisconsin have made emergency declarations, FEMA has not yet done so. FEMA's business aid is typically through low interest SBA loans, not direct payments. We are starting to see local low interest loan availability and WEDC may have some options that we'll share next week.
Our advise is to start your cleanup and not wait for "aid". Insurance and loans may be the only restoration funding sources. We wish we had better news.
Highway 14 is now open to Pleasant View Road.
Century Avenue is currently closed (8/24 11:00am) between Branch Street and Old Fork Rd in both directions for sinkhole repairs in the roadway. Use detours.
Dane County Emergency Management (DCEM) has set up a web link specific to Dane County Flooding at: https://dcflood.countyofdane.com/ Sandbags, road conditions, resources and more.
WI Emergency Management has a web site as well:http://ready.wi.gov/flooding/AUG2018.asp
The City of Middleton is coordinating some volunteer efforts, contact Michelle Marx at email@example.com
MOM will be offering emergency food bags and one-time use clothing center vouchers to anyone that has been affected by the flood.
United Way 2-1-1 will have up-to-date information about services and available resources. For anyone calling from a landline, you only need to dial 211. If calling from a cell phone that does not have a 608 area code, the phone number is 877-947-2211.
DCEM also has set up a Multi-Agency Resource Center at Blackhawk Church in Madison for Saturday, August 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Blackhawk Church - 9620 Brader Way, Middleton
You may have seen fundraising for flood assistance posted on social media. If you are willing to donate to the City of Middleton's work to restore the Pheasant Branch Conservancy, including the creek corridor and trails, please send a check (with a note to Flood Relief PBC Work) to City of Middleton c/o City Administrator at 7426 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562.
SERVPRO of Dane County West is actively working with SERVPRO National Storm Teams to mobilize crews to effectively respond to as many losses as possible 24/7.
SERVPRO Storm Teams
SERVPRO Storm Teams are crews from across the country that travel when disaster strikes. As the local franchise servicing the heart of Dane County West, we are currently at capacity. However, as a host franchise for SERVPRO National Storm Teams, we are able to directly input loss requests into the National Storm Team database for dispatch. If anyone should require assistance feel free to give them our number and we will do all we can to see that they get help. #608-497-3331 Our hearts are heavy for losses in the community we work, love, and live in. Be safe out there!