State of emergency declared for seven Wisconsin counties after flooding
MADISON - Governor Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency in seven Wisconsin counties after major flooding issues.
The state of emergency covers Ashland, Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Richland, St. Croix and Vernon Counties.
“The damage caused by flooding in Wisconsin has the full attention and resources of the State,” Governor Walker said in a statement.
“I have instructed state agencies and the Wisconsin National Guard to aide those affected by the flooding as they recover and rebuild. I thank Wisconsin Emergency Management, the Wisconsin National Guard, and all state agencies for their coordinated response to this emergency.”
The move by Gov. Walker allows emergency assistance funds to become available for homeowners, offers farmers help for crops and livestock, and additional help for people through WHEDA.
It also gives help for repairing infrastructure, health assistance and more.