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Governor activates National Guard to help with flood recoverySubmitted: 06/20/2018
MADISON - Governor Scott Walker has activated the National Guard to help with recovery efforts following destructive flooding in northern Wisconsin.

Portions of northern Wisconsin saw as much as a foot of rain over the weekend. Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas and Iron counties remain in a state of emergency.

A statement from the state Department of Military affairs says all state agencies have been directed to help deal with the flooding.

Flood warnings were still in effect Tuesday for portions of southeast and south-central Wisconsin. The Milwaukee area has received more than 4 inches of rain since Monday, which has overwhelmed sewer systems in the area.

La Crosse forecasters say portions of the Mississippi River may flood in the coming days because of all the rain.

Story By: Associated Press

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