Governor Walker Seeks Disaster Aid After Flooding

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker is seeking federal disaster aid for 11 Wisconsin counties and the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa after June flooding caused more than $9.2 million in damage to roads and infrastructure.

Walker's office said in a Friday news release that he had asked for federal aid to help local governments. Money from the Public Assistance Program would cover some of the costs of fighting the floods, removing debris and repairing roads and other infrastructure.

The program is not for businesses or homeowners. Walker's office says the level of damage they suffered doesn't meet the requirements for federal aid.

Some parts of Wisconsin received more than a foot of rain from June 20 to 28, and areas with heavy rainfall saw flash flooding and mudslides.


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