$13M in flood relief funds go to 3 Northern counties

FEMA money will repair damage from storms in June

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 to Bayfield County in conjunction with the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Ashland County will get $275,000.

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

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

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