MADISON — Gov.
Scott Walker is asking the federal government to help eight
Wisconsin counties recover from infrastructure damage caused by
the severe winter weather.
requested a federal disaster declaration to help pay for about $11
million in damage to broken water mains and frozen water towers
due to the extreme cold.
included in the request are Chippewa, Clark, Fond du Lac, Kenosha,
Marathon, Milwaukee, Winnebago and Wood. The counties provided
extensive information on depth of frost and damage. If the
declaration request is approved, other counties could be added to
Damages to homes
and businesses don't meet requirements for a federal disaster
declaration for individual assistance.