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WI Counties Declared Disaster Areas


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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Federal emergency management officials issued a disaster declaration for 10 Wisconsin counties that saw record snowfall during an early February storm.

 The storm began on Jan. 31 and lasted through Feb. 3. Gov. Scott Walker's office says emergency response efforts such as snow plowing cost the counties about $9.5 million.

The declaration allows municipal governments within the counties to apply for reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state.

FEMA would cover 75 percent of an applicant's eligible expenses, the state would pay 12.5 percent and the applicant would have to come up with the remaining 12.5 percent itself.

The counties include Dane, Dodge, Grant, Iowa, Kenosha, Lafayette, Milwaukee, Racine, Walworth and Washington.

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