Wisconsin to Receive Emergency Road Funding After Flooding

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Vehicles are stalled on a flooded area of Greenway Boulevard after Monday’s record rainfall, in Middleton, Wis., Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has announced emergency road funding for Wisconsin communities that have been impacted by severe flooding and storms. 

The fund will total $1.5 Million to help repair roads and communities that were damaged.

These damages to Wisconsin’s highway system was caused by multiple and on-going rounds of thunderstorms, heavy rain, high winds, and hail.

Affecting all areas of Wisconsin, the storm events cause flash flooding, closed roadways, damaged bridges and compromised critical infrastructure.

Senator Baldwin stated that she is working to help Wisconsin recover:

“Wisconsin communities across our state have been hard hit and I have worked to secure federal support that will help us recover. This federal road funding is a good first step to help us rebuild our roads so Wisconsin families and businesses can move forward.”

Baldwin called on the Trump administration to act swiftly in making the emergency funding available for Wisconsin communities. 

The U.S. Department of Transportation released the emergency funds to the State of Wisconsin for areas throughout the state.

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