Flood Damage in Wisconsin

By KBJR News 1

Superior flooding

July 2, 2012 Updated Jul 2, 2012 at 12:53 PM CST

Superior, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Officials have preliminary damage costs to property in areas recently affected by torrential rains and flooding in Northern Wisconsin.

In Douglas County, flood waters affected 75 homes. Damage estimates to each home range from $2000 to $40,000. Officials are now checking on what damage is covered by insurance.

Twenty five roads are closed with some still covered by water. Therefore there is no damage estimate at this time.

One temporary shelter was deactivated at 5pm on Wednesday after no residents reported.

Flood Warnings continue for Douglas County. The City of Superior and Douglas County continue to operate under a state of emergency.

In Bayfield County, six townships and the Tribal Lands of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa report flood damage to roads. The county has submitted a Uniform Disaster Situation Report.

In Ashland County, County Emergency Manager reports that several municipalities are affected by flooding and will be declaring a state of emergency. Road closures include State Hwy 169 and County Road N.

Wisconsin Emergency Management continues to be engaged with the local officials; however no assistance has been requested of the State so far. Wisconsin Emergency Management will continue to monitor and provide updates for this ongoing event.

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