MADISON, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Governor Scott Walker has declared a State of Emergency for seven Wisconsin counties affected by recent heavy rains and storms.
The Governor's office made the announcement Wednesday afternoon for Vernon, Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Richland, St. Croix, and Ashland counties.
Walker toured the Boscobel area to view some of the damage early Wednesday afternoon.
In making the declaration, Walker is getting state agencies to aid in recovery efforts. Here is a list of some of the efforts coming from the state:
The National Weather Service reports that a number of communities received heavy rains from the storms that occured between June 20-25. Their numbers show that the Boscobel area had 13.09 inches of rain during that period. Other communities have had the following amounts:
On Tuesday, preliminary damage estimates were $5 million alone for Grant County.
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