NBC15 WMTV | Madison, WI | News

Governor Walker Declares Emergency Following Rain, Floods

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2012 --- 5:30 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency for three northwestern Wisconsin counties following rain and flood damage.

Walker announced Tuesday following a tour of the area that he was making the declaration for Douglas, Ashland and Bayfield counties.

Walker says damage from storms last week has caused more than $2.5 million in damage.

Much of Douglas and Bayfield counties received 3 to 5 inches of rain last week, with some areas getting more than 6 inches. Walker's office says at least 500 homes and business were damaged.

Three people were killed early Thursday morning after their trucks plunged into the ravine after a 50-foot section of road was washed out in Clark County.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
NBC15 615 Forward Drive Madison, Wisconsin 53711 Business: 608-274-1515 Newsroom: 608-274-1500
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 160448865