Gov. Walker announces Federal Disaster Declaration for June flooding in NW Wisconsin

President Donald Trump has approved a major declaration for six counties in Northwestern Wisconsin impacted by flooding earlier this summer, Governor Scott Walker announced Friday. 

The counties named in the declaration include Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Clark, Douglas and Iron. 

Heavy rains on June 16 caused flash flooding and several rivers to rise to major flood stage. Numerous roads and bridges were damaged or destroyed. 

“This federal disaster declaration will help with the unexpected costs incurred by the devastating floods and severe storms, and it will help us move forward with the recovery process," Gov. Walker said. 

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) damage assessments earlier in July showed more than $13.1 million in damage to public infrastructure.

The money does not cover businesses or homeowners.

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