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Wisconsin prepares federal disaster request

HURLEY — Iron County, along with other communities across northwestern Wisconsin, continues to prepare the necessary documentation needed in Madison to determine if the state will request a federal disaster declaration for the mid-June rain and flooding.

Iron County was one of five counties in the state of emergency Gov. Scott Walker issued June 18, along with Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett and Douglas counties.

The communities are verifying the estimated costs of the damage from the June 15-17 storms are as accurate as possible, according to Iron County Emergency Management Director Stacy Ofstad,...