Federal Emergency Management Agency officials may be in Vernon County this week to assess damages from recent floods.
Gov. Scott Walker requested the officials begin looking at public infrastructure impacted by the flood in Vernon and 10 other counties.
Along with Vernon, counties in which FEMA will assess are Buffalo, Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Jackson, La Crosse, Lafayette, Monroe, Richland, Trempealeau.
Storms moved across western Wisconsin from July 19-22, causing flash floods. Damage to public infrastructure, emergency protective measures and debris removal costs are estimated to be more than $12 million in the 11 impacted counties, according to the governor’s office.
County damage assessments to homes and businesses in those counties showed seven homes destroyed, 32 homes sustained major damage, 114 with minor damage and 871 affected. There was one business destroyed, seven with major damage and 39 with minor damage. While many families and businesses were impacted, the local damage assessments showed the state would not qualify for federal aid for individuals. State agencies and nonprofit agencies are working to help those families, according to the governor’s office.