Wisconsin emergency management officials: Flood damage approaching $20 million

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Flooding in western Wisconsin

MADISON — Wisconsin emergency management officials say the damage to homes, businesses and public infrastructure from flooding that started last week is now approaching $20 million.

In an update Wednesday afternoon, September 28th, the State Emergency Operations Center put the damage to homes and businesses across 12 western Wisconsin counties at around $6.4 million. Damage to public infrastructure including roads, bridges and trails has reached $12.1 million.

Two people died and a train derailed last week after torrential rains in several western and central counties. Many roads remain closed as the water continues to recede.