MADISON (WKOW) -- Sen. Ron Johnson led the sending of a letter by the entire Wisconsin congressional delegation to President Obama Tuesday. The letter asked for the President's support in acquiring disaster assistance for residents struggling to recover from severe flooding last month.
Gov. Scott Walker has said flash flooding and mudslides caused more than $14 million in damage to roads and other infrastructure in western Wisconsin.
The letter listed all of the counties that had a state of emergency declared during the time of the flooding. Those counties include Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Columbia, Crawford, Eau Claire, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Sauk, Trempealeau, and Vernon counties. This week, Gov. Walker added Adams County to that list.
The letter acknowledges Gov. Walker requested a damage assessment from FEMA for public assistance in 12 of those counties. It then asked the President to consider reviewing any additional requests for assistance made by the state in the coming weeks.