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Dane County storm damage estimated at more than $15 million

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Two separate severe weather events that swept through Dane County earlier this week have caused an estimated more than $15 million in damage.

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi made the announcement today in a press release that the City of Verona, Town of Verona, and City of Madison were hit the hardest by the storms.

The Emergency Management estimates that damage to county businesses and homes are estimated at over $10.6 million. 253 homes and 12 businesses were reported damaged. Two homes are reported to be destroyed beyond the point of repair.

Roughly $4 million of the public building and property damages are attributed to the damage done to Country View Elementary School in the City of Verona.

In a press release Paris said quote, "visiting the areas hardest hit by recent tornados and storms, and talking with the families who have had their lives changed forever, made me proud of how our first responders, neighbors, public work crews, utility workers, and other community members came together to keep people safe and help repair the damage these storms caused. This is truly a community wide effort and we will all continue to work together to help our neighbors recover and get back on their feet."

The county will provide its damage assessment to Wisconsin Emergency Management. The state then will decide if it will apply for federal assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency or (FEMA). The process could take several weeks to complete.
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