A central Wisconsin county hard hit from flooding and record rains has begun began formally assessing the damage Monday as residents continued to clean up water-logged basements. County Executive Patty Dreier says officials are doing site assessments at 220 homes in the hardest hit areas.
The county has already incurred $300,000 dollars in public sector costs and the total keeps growing. Dreier says flood-related crop losses are already estimated at $29-to-$30 million for the four largest growers in the county. She says in addition to heavy rains from 2010, preliminary estimates put total county crop damage at $65 million.
Portage County is among counties included under a state of emergency declared by the governor.