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Governor Walker requests assistance from FEMA for NW Wisconsin flood damage

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has asked FEMA to assess damage in multiple northwestern Wisconsin counties after heavy rains caused extensive damage to roads and bridges. 

According to Walker's office, the flooding caused more than $11 million in damage over Father's day weekend. 

Roads and culverts were washed out during the storm, and several rivers set new flood records. 

FEMA will be looking at damage in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Clark, Douglas, Iron and Pepin counties. 

In addition, county damage assessments to homes and businesses show one home was destroyed, two homes were majorly damaged, and 60 showed minor damage. 

Officials say there were also six businesses with major damage, and another ten with minor damage. 

Walker's office says local damage assessments showed the state wouldn't qualify for federal aid for individuals, and state agencies, as well as non-profit agencies, are working to help those with unmet needs.  

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