MADISON, Wis. - Gov. Scott Walker has declared a State of Emergency for six counties Tuesday afternoon.
Severe storms and flash flooding continued to affect Wisconsin this week, and Walker has declared an emergency for Fond du Lac, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon and Washington counties, according to a release.
The six counties were added to Walker’s executive order issued last week declaring a State of Emergency for Dane County.
"The past ten days have subjected our state to torrential rains and flooding, with homes and businesses damaged or destroyed," Walker said in the statement.
Several areas of Wisconsin received more than five inches of rain in the past 24 hours, with certain parts of La Crosse, Monroe and Vernon counties receiving up to 12 inches, according to the release. The heavy rainfall has led to numerous road closures due to floodwaters and community evacuations.
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