Wisconsin governor Scott Walker is asking President
Obama to make a federal disaster declaration for 12
counties in the state affected by flooding.
Heavy rain and flash floods last month caused more
than 11 million dollars in
damage to roads and infrastructure
including more than 5 million dollars of damage in
The governor is asking the president for federal assistance
to help local governments recover from the floods.
Walker says recovery efforts have put a large strain
on local budgets .
and need the funding to repair roads and bridges before
If the governor's request is approved .
FEMA would pay 75 percent of repair costs .
with local governments paying for the remaining 25