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Walker requests disaster declaration


July 21, 2018

MADISON, Wis. — As expected, Gov. Scott Walker is asking the federal government to help parts of the state recover from the mid-June rainstorms that caused widespread flooding in several counties, including Iron County.

Walker sent a letter to President Donald Trump Friday asking for a federal disaster declaration for Ashland, Bayfield, Iron, Burnett, Clark and Douglas counties.

“Federal damage assessments showed more than $13.1 million in damage to public infrastructure in northwestern Wisconsin. This is an area that is still recovering from major flooding that occurred in 2016,” Wal...

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