Updated: Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010, 8:16 AM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010, 6:03 AM CDT
MILWAUKEE (AP) - MILWAUKEE (AP) - Federal Emergency Management Agency officials
will start touring flood-damaged parts of Milwaukee on Wednesday.
FEMA and state Emergency Management officials are set to
investigate damage to both private and public homes, businesses and
The damage assessment process is expected to continue through
the end of the week.
The investigations come as Gov. Jim Doyle is seeking a federal
disaster declaration for Milwaukee. FEMA's assessment determines
whether the flooding is considered a major disaster, making
residents eligible for federal help.
Flood damage in Milwaukee County is estimated at $37.5 million.
Almost 9,600 homes in Milwaukee County were damaged, with about 200
sustaining major damage and five destroyed.