(WQOW) — U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced $1.5 million in emergency relief transportation funding to help repair roads and communities damaged by storms and severe flooding. The U.S. Department of Transportation released the emergency funds to the State of Wisconsin for areas throughout the state.
This comes after Baldwin joined with Representatives Kind, Pocan and Grothman in calling on the Trump Administration to act quickly to make federal funds available and support recovery efforts in communities across the state.
Damages to Wisconsin’s highway system was caused by multiple and on-going rounds of thunderstorms, heavy rain, high winds, and hail. The storm events, affecting all areas of Wisconsin, caused widespread flash flooding, closed roadways, damaged bridges and culverts, and compromised critical infrastructure.
“Wisconsin communities across our state have been hard hit and I have worked to secure federal support that will help us recover,” said Senator Baldwin. “This federal road funding is a good first step to help us rebuild our roads so Wisconsin families and businesses can move forward.”