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President Trump grants disaster assistance to Wisconsin after July flooding

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: US President Donald Trump walks to Marine One after speaking to the media before departing from the White House on September 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump is traveling to Indianapolis Indiana where he is scheduled to unveil his administration's tax reform plan. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has approved federal disaster assistance for areas of Wisconsin affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides in late July.

President Trump signed the declaration on Saturday, allowing emergency funding to repair damage in Buffalo, Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Jackson, La Crosse, Lafayette, Monroe, Richland, Trempealeau, and Vernon counties.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker declared a state of emergency at the time for 17 counties. Torrential rains led to widespread damage to homes and infrastructure. The state estimated that flood damage to public roads, bridges, dams and other structures in southern Wisconsin was more than $15 million.