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Vernon County flood center closes today

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This is the last day for area residents to apply in person for flood relief at government recovery centers in western Wisconsin. 

The Vernon County center at the Westby United Methodist Church will be open today between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

One other center is open, at Middleton in Dane County. 

FEMA decided to close the recovery centers before the scheduled December 17th deadline because the number of people visiting the offices has dropped sharply. 

People seeking assistance with damage from the summer floods can still apply on-line or over the phone until Monday.

The phone number is 800-621-3362, open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.  The website is DisasterAssistance.gov.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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