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Gov. Tony Evers requests federal disaster aid

Wisconsin (WAOW) — Governor Tony Evers requested a federal disaster declaration for 18 Wisconsin counties and two tribes Monday.

This comes after severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in July left millions of dollars in damages across the state.

Governor Evers sent a letter to President Trump requesting the money for the counties, including Clark, Forest, Langlade, Oneida, Portage, Waupaca and Wood.

“Damage assessments by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Wisconsin Emergency Management verified more than $19.5 million in eligible damages,” Governor Evers says in a release.

The money would help communities recover some costs incurred during and after the storms, however it would not benefit businesses or homeowners.

 

Courtney Terlecki

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