Wisconsin representatives urge Trump administration to support storm damage assistance

    Power lines bent in Alto, Fond du Lac County August 29, 2018 (WLUK/Justin Steinbrinck)

    (WLUK) -- A representative from Northeast Wisconsin joined two other members of the state's congressional delegation to request federal aid for storm damage.

    U.S. Reps. Glenn Grothman, R-6th District, and Ron Kind, D-3rd District; and Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, wrote a letter to President Donald Trump requesting the aid.

    "Severe damage has already been documented, including impassable roads and bridges, dam failures, downed phone lines, and crippling damage to local farms," the lawmakers wrote. "Tragically, the storms and flooding have resulted in the death of at least one individual."

    The lawmakers asked Turmp to support any disaster assistance from FEMA, the military and the federal transportation and agriculture departments.

    Gov. Scott Walker declared a statewide state of emergency on Wednesday.

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