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FEMA to assess flood damage in Wisconsin

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will visit flood-damaged areas of Wisconsin next week.

Governor Scott Walker asked them to come to see if the state is eligible for federal disaster assistance related to flooding between June 21-27.

FEMA teams will look at damage in Ashland, Crawford, Dane, Grant, Iowa, Richland, Sauk, St. Croix and Vernon counties. They will conduct a preliminary damage assessment beginning the week of July 15. It's expected to take a couple of days to complete. The assessment is the first step to potentially request federal disaster assistance.

"Communities throughout Wisconsin were hit hard by flooding between June 21-27, and we are doing everything we can to help them," Governor Walker said in a news release.  "I saw firsthand the damage that was done in Grant and Crawford counties and the financial strain it is causing communities there and in other areas of Wisconsin."

Estimates show damage and cleanup costs will top $8 million.

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