Wisconsin says flood damage approaching $10 million
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin emergency management officials say the damage to homes, businesses and public infrastructure from flooding that started last week is approaching $10 million.
In an update Tuesday night, the State Emergency Operations Center put the damage to homes and businesses at over $1.6 million, with some counties still not reporting. And it says damage to public infrastructure including roads, bridges and trails has reached over $8 million.
Two people died in Wisconsin and a train derailed last week after torrential rains in several western and central counties.
Many county and town roads remain closed as the water continues to recede. Flood warnings remain in place along streams in several southwestern Wisconsin counties.