Walker Tours Storm Damage

7/24/17 – Governor Scott Walker spends another day touring flood damage — this time, in Cassville along the Mississippi River in far southwest Wisconsin. At least five houses were destroyed and ten more had major damage at Cassville, where up to ten inches of rain fell in the region Friday night and early Saturday — and much of the flood waters receded by the time the governor made his visit on Sunday afternoon. On Friday, Walker declared a state of emergency in 17 western counties hit with major flooding — one week after far southeast Wisconsin was hit with up to eight inches of rain that caused almost nine-million dollars in road and bridge damage alone in Racine, Kenosha, and Walworth counties. Early damage estimates from last week’s floods totaled three-million in infrastructure damage, mostly in La Crosse and Monroe counties. State officials say 40 homes and 22 businesses were damaged in five counties between Arcadia and Richland Center.