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.