Monday , 25 September 2017

STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED IN 17 WESTERN AND SOUTHWESTERN WATERLOGGED WISCONSIN COUNTIES

Gov. Scott Walker declared a state of emergency Friday for 17 Wisconsin counties, including Dane County, to help deal with the aftermath of heavy rains this week. Torrential rains and storms over the last few days across the southwestern, south-central and western Wisconsin counties have led to closed and flooded roads and trails, flooded rivers and downed trees. With the state of emergency declared, Walker directed state agencies to help those impacted by the floods. He also activated the Wisconsin National Guard, which could be called out if local authorities ask for assistance. Besides Dane, Buffalo, Crawford, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Lafayette, Monroe, Pepin, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Trempealeau and Vernon counties were included in the declaration.  Walker had already declared a state of emergency because of heavy rain in Racine, Kenosha and Walworth counties last week. http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/state-of-emergency-declared-in-western-and-southwestern-waterlogged-wisconsin/article_202a30e6-8cdb-5032-abec-20965998962b.html

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