Officials: Wisconsin Flood Damage Approaching $20 Million

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — 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, 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.

Forecasts call for light rain showers across the state on Wednesday evening. Thursday looks dry but scattered showers are expected to return on Friday and continue through Saturday. Forecasters expect a total of less than half an inch.

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