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Milwaukee Officials Must Figure Out Flood Damage by Monday


MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTAQ) - Milwaukee officials have until the end of Monday to determine how much flood damage was suffered by individual residents last month.

Governor Jim Doyle is appealing the recent decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to grant flood relief only to local governments and schools, and not homeowners. The city has been working with community groups and neighborhood associations to see how many sleeping areas were damaged by the July 22nd floods.

A spokeswoman for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says the canvassing is being wrapped up Monday. Almost 10,000 homes in Milwaukee County had some kind of flood damage. About 200 houses had major damage, and five were destroyed on a night when up to 8 inches of rain fell on the state’s largest city.