Gov. Evers declares State of Emergency as flooding plagues much of the state

Madison (WQOW) – Governor Tony Evers has declared a State of Emergency as much of the state battles flooding.

Evacuations have taken place across the state from far western Wisconsin all the way to Green Bay.

The State of Emergency directs state agencies, including the Wisconsin National Guard, to provide additional personnel and resources as needed to assist in the emergency response and recovery operations.

“Many residents and communities across our state have been responding to flooding that has impacted homes, businesses, and cities and towns across Wisconsin,” Governor Evers said. “The warm temperatures and rain the last few days have caused much of the heavy snowpack and ice to melt resulting in flooding, ice jams, and rivers and creeks to rise. I would like to thank all the first responders who have been helping those in need.”

Clint Berge

Clint Berge

Clint Berge is the Social Media & Digital Content Manager for Eau Claire's Own WQOW News 18. Report any website issues to him at cberge@wqow.com

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