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FEMA tours storm damage in Portage County

PORTAGE COUNTY (WAOW) — Central Wisconsin communities are still picking up the pieces after severe storms hit the area in July. On Wednesday, FEMA made a stop in Portage County to assess some of the damage.

FEMA has already made stops in other parts of the state and is working to compile information on damage and the cost it’s had on communities to clean up. That report will then be delivered to Governor Evers by early next week. The governor can then choose to request aid from the federal government.

Local officials said communities have been stretched thin trying to manage clean up efforts.

“The amount of money they spent on clean up is huge. So if they can get reimbursed for this, that would really help out the towns and the villages in the county,” said Portage County Emergency Management Coordinator Bob Weinert.

FEMA will be in Wood County to asses damage on Thursday morning.

Sarah McGrew

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