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President Signs Disaster Declaration for Storm Ravaged NW Wisconsin

By KBJR News 1

President Signs Disaster Declaration for Storm Ravaged NW Wisconsin

August 8, 2013 Updated Aug 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM CDT

Washington, D.C. (NNCNOW.com) - A helping hand from the federal government is on its way to Ashland and Bayfield Counties in the wake of severe storms this summer.

President Obama signed a disaster declaration on Thursday ordering aid and recovery efforts to areas hit by storms, flooding and mudslides in June.

FEMA officials toured the affected areas in Northwestern Wisconsin last month.

Ashland County estimated the cost of total repairs to be around $120,000.

Several other counties in Southern Wisconsin are also getting help.

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