Vernon County totaling damage from weekend rainfall

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VERNON COUNTY, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Counties in southwest Wisconsin continue to clean up after heavy rainfall during the weekend.

Emergency management staff say Vernon County received anywhere between 3 and 7 inches of rain, resulting in damage caused by overflowing creeks and rivers.

This is just the latest round of flooding for an area that’s dealt with its fair share of water damage the last few years.

Brandon Larson, Vernon County Emergency Management Director said, “We’ve had so many events in the past fifteen years that it’s not if it’s when, so we just try and keep those thoughts of things that worked good and things that didn’t work quite as well and we improve on those.”

Larson says the county is continuing to receive damage estimates from the municipalities, which will then be forwarded to the state.

He doesn’t anticipate a FEMA declaration, but it depends on the amount of damage to surrounding counties.

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