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Governor Walker visits Coon Valley, giving updates on financial assistance for flood victims

Governor Walker visits Coon Valley, giving updates on financial assistance for flood victims

COON VALLEY, Wis. (WKBT) - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker stopped in Coon Valley Friday morning, giving updates on financial assistance available for flooding survivors in our area.

The Wisconsin housing and economic development authority is launching a $2 million flood relief loan program that will provide no-interest loans of up to $10,000 to homeowners.

The Wisconsin economic development corporation is unveiling a $2 million microloan program aimed at small businesses.

"We want to plug this money in where it's needed and give local entities the flexibility to say 'where is it needed, let's maximize it," said Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

More than 150 million dollars in damage has been documented in Wisconsin, according to preliminary estimates from Wisconsin emergency management.

For business owners impacted by flooding, they say today is a good first step.

"I appreciate his coming and looking,  i appreciate his getting the money as quickly as we can to people who need it and they can have the choice whether to accept it or not," Toney Kelbel, Owner of Drifty's Canoe Rental.

More than 150 million dollars in damage has been documented in Wisconsin, according to preliminary estimates from Wisconsin emergency management.

For business owners impacted by flooding, today is a good first step.

A FEMA assessment is slated to begin September 24th for flood and tornado damage to homes ...  Businesses and public infrastructure.

The assessment will take a week to complete.


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