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updated 7:54 PM UTC, Jul 17, 2018

Flood-Damaged Homes in Northwest Wisconsin May Have To Be Moved

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

Douglas County authorities say more than 120 seasonal and year-round homes may have to be moved after they were damaged by flooding last month.

  Some homeowners are hoping repairs will only take a couple of months, but they are forced to live in motels for now.  Damaged homes location in flood plains will either have to be removed -- or rebuilt at the regional flood elevation.  In many cases, insurance won't cover those expenses.  Some of the cabins were built decades before floodplain regulations were written.  A spokesperson for Wisconsin Emergency Management says more than 400 homes would have to be damaged to meet the threshold for federal help from FEMA.

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