State lawmakers are trying to help the small Grant County town that FEMA forgot.
More than a hundred homes in the small Village of Bagley were damaged or destroyed by flash flooding during a July storm.
Not enough by itself, FEMA says, to meet the standard for federal disaster aid and not part of the massive southwest Wisconsin flooding in August.
But State Senator Dale Schultz says he's seen the damage in Bagley and calls it real and dramatic. He and Representative Phil Garthwaite (D-Fennimore) are pressing the issue, trying to get the feds to change their minds.
Schulz says that July storm was just the start of twenty inches of rain that fell over the region causing other counties to be declared federal disaster areas.
Bagley contends a drainage problem involving a railroad bridge is at least partially to blame for the flooding problems and that's where Schulz would like to see the Governor and Attorney General get involved.
Schultz wants them to sit down with the railroad and help them address the problem which the village says has been going on for years.