Governor Scott Walker spent part of Monday getting a first-hand look at the damage caused by Sunday's severe storms in Merrill.
He says everyone he's talked to says the first responders, fire crews, police and volunteers have been amazing.
Given the damage, Walker says he's thankful no one was killed.
"You have one family at church who missed the devastation and all that was left was their smokestack. One man's dog was missing and he found it this morning... One guy who literally saw his dog sucked out as he ran up the steps, and found him today as well... amazing stories," he said.
The Governor says state emergency management is working with county and local officials to assess the damage and find a way to help people move forward.
One of his goals is to help people get a roof over their head, and then, he says, make sure employers are back to business so nobody loses their job.
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