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Milwaukee alderman fed up with sewer backups

By Marie Rohde A Milwaukee alderman wants answers from the sewerage district after a $6.1 million pump station failed to prevent backups in a north side neighborhood after the July 22 storm. James Fratrick, a watershed specialist with the Department ...

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To divide or not to divide: Sewerage district searches for flooding answers

By Marie Rohde The spokesman for the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District on Thursday acknowledged it might not have been a good idea to cement shut overflow points that once let sewage into waterways during major storms. “Those are relief valves,” ...

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Governor’s office says no decision made on individual flood assistance

By Joe Lanane The office of Gov. Jim Doyle clarified Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has not yet ruled on whether to offer individual assistance to disaster victims in Milwaukee and Grant counties. FEMA announced Wednesday morning that ...

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Milwaukee County damage estimates top 37 million, Doyle to pursue disaster declaration

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Jim Doyle says he plans to pursue a disaster declaration Tuesday to try to get federal help for flood-weary residents in Milwaukee County, even though the Federal Emergency Management Agency hasn’t yet surveyed the damage. ...

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