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Pence: Walker plans to ask federal government for help with floods

Posted at 4:57 PM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 17:57:36-04

Gov. Scott Walker is planning to submit an emergency declaration to the federal government for help for communities dealing with flood waters across Wisconsin, according to Vice President Mike Pence.

During a campaign visit to Wisconsin Thursday, Pence said he had spoken to Walker about the declaration, and he told reporters the feds will be processing that request quickly. 

“Our administration, federal government, is going to be there as the flood waters continue to affect families. We’ll be there after they recede to help communities rebuild,” Pence said at Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport. 

Several counties in Southeast Wisconsin are dealing with flood waters after days of heavy rain, including Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, Dodge, Sheboygan and Washington Counties. 

All five of those counties are included in a flash flood watch that starts Friday at 10 p.m. and lasts until 7 p.m. Saturday.