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Alder Keith Furman

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Council President

Alder Keith Furman,
Council President

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Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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District 19 Blog

November Office Hours, FEMA Office Opens and Volunteers Needed for Shoreline Cleanup Event

October 29, 2018 1:08 PM

A few updates this afternoon including my November Open Office Hours, FEMA's Disaster Recovery Center Opening and a Request for Volunteers.

Office Hours

In November, I will be holding open office hours twice:

Date Location
Thursday, November 8th (7:15am - 10am) Panera Bread - 6637 Mineral Point Rd, Madison, WI, 53705
Monday, November 19th (4:30pm - 7pm) Alicia Ashman Library - Study Room - 733 N High Point Rd, Madison, WI 53717

If you have a question, concern or topic of interest that you would like to discuss, but the times above don't work for you, you can e-mail me or schedule a meeting with me online at


Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Dane County

Madison, Wis. – A Disaster Recovery Center will open Monday, October 29 in Dane County to help renters, homeowners and businesses in Wisconsin affected by the severe storms and flooding of August 17 through September 14, 2018.

Location: 2413 Parmenter Street, Middleton, WI 53562

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday

At the Disaster Recovery Center, representatives from FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration, Wisconsin Emergency Management and other State of Wisconsin agencies are available to explain disaster assistance programs, answer questions about written correspondence and provide literature about repairs and rebuilding to make homes more flood resistant.

Before visiting a recovery center, survivors should register for federal assistance one of the following ways:

  • Online at;
  • Using the FEMA App; or
  • Call 800-621-3362 (FEMA). Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may also call 800-621-3362. People who use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. The toll-free numbers are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available.

Anyone requiring a reasonable accommodation (ASL interpreting, Braille, Large print, etc.) may call 800-621-3362 to request assistance in advance or ask the recovery staff at the center for assistance.

Eight Wisconsin counties have been approved for individual assistance including Crawford, Dane, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Sauk and Vernon counties. Additional recovery centers will be opening to support survivors in many of these counties.

The last day to register for FEMA assistance is December 17, 2018.

Madison Parks Hosts Volunteer Beach Cleanup Event

Madison Parks has shared the following request for volunteers:

Flood waters are receding leaving behind trash, debris, seaweed and more. On Sunday, November 4 – for just two hours from 12 – 2pm, Madison Parks is hosting the Flood Cleanup Challenge at 11 area park shorelines and volunteers are needed! Volunteers can assist with trash pickup, raking, weeding, and removing debris. Parks will supply bags, gloves and a limited number of cleanup tools. Please bring your own rakes and pickers, if available. Register Online

LOCATIONS (number of volunteers needed)


If there is anything I can do to help, feel free to reach out:

-Keith F

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