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Gov. Walker expands state of emergency statewide after severe storms

Posted at 3:04 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 16:04:06-04

Gov. Scott Walker expanded a State of Emergency declaration statewide Wednesday after heavy storms, tornadoes and flooding in Wisconsin. 

Locally, there were reports of tornadoes in Fond du Lac County Tuesday, and flooding risks in other local counties including Ozaukee. 

Walker expanded the state of emergency Tuesday to include Fond du Lac and Washington Counties, among others. 

Trees and power lines were down across the region after Tuesday’s storms. 

“After the latest round of continuing storms and their tremendous impact in Wisconsin, we have declared a statewide State of Emergency,” Walker said in a news release. “We are ready to provide any tools and resources necessary to impacted communities. I thank all of those who continue to work diligently to help those in need.”

As part of the declaration, additional personnel and resources will be made available to counties in need, including the National Guard if necessary.