Wisconsin Initial Storm Estimate Reaches $470 Million

June 23, 2008

The storms that produced widespread flooding across the state this month caused almost half a billion dollars in damage.

The Wisconsin Emergency Management department says preliminary figures add up to more than $470 million in damage. Federal officials are still compiling figures, so it’s likely that number will rise in coming months.

The agency says most of the damage was to homes, with damages estimated at $203 million.

Agricultural damage is an estimated $147 million, and damage to infrastructure and other public property is about $75 million.

Business damage is about $45 million.

The agency says damage estimates by county aren’t immediately available.

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