Gov. Walker asks for federal disaster declaration in Western Wisconsin

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is asking the president to make a federal disaster declaration for 11 counties in Western Wisconsin that suffered flood damage last month.

Torrential rain led to flash flooding and more than $10 million in damage to roads and infrastructure.

The governor is asking for help from the federal government after officials from FEMA assessed the damage last week.

La Crosse, Trempealeau, Vernon, Jackson and Monroe are among the counties included in the governor’s request.

Any federal money would help local governments fix roads, bridges, and culverts that were washed out during the storm.