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Gov. Evers declares State of Emergency due to widespread damage

Downed tree causes significant damage to home in Merrill on July 29, 2021.
Downed tree causes significant damage to home in Merrill on July 29, 2021.(Sheri Terpstra)
Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 10:35 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WSAW) - Gov. Tony Evers declared a statewide State of Emergency due to severe weather across much of the state.

“Last night’s storms affected communities from the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan, leaving many regions with widespread damage,” said Gov. Evers. “Wisconsinites are resilient, and I know first responders, utilities, and many across our state are working to respond today. I’m declaring a State of Emergency this morning to ensure state resources are available as we work together to get communities the support and help they need.”

Storms caused widespread damage, downed trees and power lines, power outages, and road closures due to debris. 

Gov. Evers’ executive order directs state agencies to help those affected by the storms.

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