FEMA Declare Northern Wisconsin Counties Disaster

posted Aug 10, 2016, 6:03 AM by Ryan Quinn
Governor Scott Walker has announced a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) major disaster declaration for northern Wisconsin counties impacted by flooding in July. 

The counties named in the declaration are Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Florence, Iron, Sawyer and Washburn Counties and the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe. 

This declaration allows local governments affected by the July floods to apply for assistance, which will help communities recover some of the costs incurred through fighting the floods and repairing infrastructure such as roads and removing debris. 

Although impacted by the event, Price County did not sustain enough damage to qualify for the federal assistance.