Walker to tour flood damage in Superior

Walker has spoken to Superior mayor via phone

Gov. Scott Walker will tour flood damage in the city of Superior.

Walker’s office said Friday that the governor will travel to the area on Tuesday morning to view damage from flooding that occurred on June 19 and 20 after heavy rains.

Walker has spoken by phone to Superior Mayor Bruce Hagen about storm damage in the city, his office added.

Walker said the state will determine what resources are available to assist after damage assessments are completed.

Walker’s office said he’s waiting to visit next week to avoid interference with storm recovery operations.

Ashland, Bayfield and Douglas counties in Wisconsin were also hit hard by heavy rain Tuesday and Wednesday, causing severe flooding.

Emergency management officials are looking into whether to declare it a disaster.

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