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Wis. counties get $13M in FEMA flood relief

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) – Three counties in far northern Wisconsin will receive nearly $13 million in disaster relief following major flood damage from the summer.

The majority is going to Douglas County, which will get $11.6 million. Another $800,000 will go Bayfield County in conjunction with the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Ashland County will get $275,000.

The money is from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It will be used to repair damage from storms in June that caused significant flooding in places like Superior and Duluth, Minn.

Superior is one of 49 communities receiving aid. The city is getting $1.6 million, not including money to cover the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

A Wisconsin Public Radio report says state and local governments each have to match 12.5 percent of FEMA’s aid.

Information from: Wisconsin Public Radio, http://www.wpr.org

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