The Governor is requesting more federal aid to help Wisconsin recover from the summer floods.
Governor Jim Doyle has sent a request to the federal government, with the hope of grabbing part of an extra $200 million in flood relief targeted at the Midwest. Doyle sent a letter Wednesday to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, requesting additional funding for housing, business, and infrastructure needs.
Doyle admits Wisconsin may not be on the top of the list for that money. He says Iowa saw a great deal more damage from flooding. However, he's confident the state can earn a share of those dollars.
Officials estimate massive flooding in June caused nearly $1.22 billion in property damage statewide, not including agricultural losses.
Doyle says many residents have already applied for aid through FEMA. Nearly 40-thousand applications have been put in to the agency requesting aid, totaling nearly $93 million.