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Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

FEMA reps to begin storm investigation Wednesday


FEMA (
Federal Emergency Management Agency) will have representatives in Milwaukee County beginning Wednesday morning to survey and assess damage from last week’s storms, according to information from Carl Stenbol, Emergency Management Bureau Administrator for the Milwaukee County Emergency Management Bureau.  The FEMA investigation should take 3-4 days.

Damage estimates for Milwaukee County compiled by the Bureau, thus far total $37.5 million.

Here are some of the damage figures for Milwaukee County communities in Senate District 28 given by Stenbol:

PRIVATE SECTOR DAMAGE


Greendale: 100 homes damaged, total of $400,000; 6 businesses damaged, total of $250,000

Greenfield: 18 homes damaged, $160,000

Hales Corners: 20 homes damaged, $50,000

Franklin: 1 home damaged, $25,000

The Franklin note is not a typo. Stenbol described Franklin’s damage as light calling Franklin the only community in Milwaukee County to be so fortunate.

PUBLIC SECTOR DAMAGE

Greendale: Road damage, $75,00; buildings, $15,00; utility, $10,00; Total $100,000

Greenfield: Debris removal, $15,000; police/ fire overtime, $6,600; road damage, $3,000; buildings, $25,000; total, $49,600

Hales Corners: Debris removal, $2,500; police/ fire overtime, $2,500; road damage, $1,000; water control (utility), $100,000; total, $106,000

Franklin: Debris removal, $9,719; water control (utility), $240; total, $9,959

Stenbol commends state emergency officials that have cooperated and worked well with Milwaukee County personnel.

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) warns to be cautious about who you hire to work on repairs. Beware of “storm chasers." 

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