Flood damage to private property and public infrastructure is now estimated at $18.5 million. The latest update from the State Emergency Operations Center puts damage to homes and businesses across 12 western counties at around $6.4 million. Damage to public infrastructure including roads and bridges is put at $12.1 million.
Two people died in the flooding last week after torrential rains soaked portions of western and central Wisconsin.
Governor Scott Walker declared a state of emergency for 13 counties. Damage reports will be used by the state to request federal disaster aid.