MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers is
seeking a federal disaster declaration for 18 counties and
two tribes that suffered damage during severe storms in
Evers said on Monday that
he made the request to President Donald Trump's
administration after state and federal agencies verified
more than $19.5 million in damage from thunderstorms,
tornadoes and flooding from the storms between July 18 and
If approved, money would be
available to help communities with the cost of
infrastructure repair, debris cleanup and other expenses.
Businesses and homeowners are not eligible.
The storms brought more
than five inches of rain causing flooding in the Vernon
and La Crosse counties area before moving across the
state. Evers' office says there were more than 17
tornadoes during the storms, which also hit central
Wisconsin and the Fox Cities area.