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Officials discuss storm assistance programs


Larry Holcombe/Daily Globe

JUNE COLEMAN, chief of the Local Programs and Finance Section of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, second from right, speaks Friday morning at the Iron County Courthouse in Hurley, discussing assistance in the wake of the July 11 storm and flooding. From left are Mark Michie, of the Wisconsin Emergency Management; Gurney town chairman Tom Innes; Brian Satula, of Wisconsin Emergency Management; Col. Tim Covington, of the Wisconsin National Guard' Iron County Board Chair Joe Pinardi; Iron County Forestry office manager Tara Krall; Coleman and Bill Clark, of the Department of Natural Resources.

HURLEY - Fifteen officials from various state agencies met with nine Iron County and local town officials Friday to discuss assistance programs and other information in the wake of the July 11-12 storm and flooding.

Jerry Mentzel, of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, said there are many avenues and agencies to help for the affected areas across the seven-county disaster area. Three other regional WDOT officials spoke about their work in Iron County and willingness to continue to work with local officials into the future.

Iron County Highway Commissioner Mike Swartz praised the WDO...

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