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Wisconsin spring flooding has cost local governments $2 million so far

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Military Affairs estimates spring flooding has cost local governments nearly $2 million and damaged hundreds of homes so far.

DMA issued a news release Friday saying flooding has cost local governments across 16 counties nearly $1.95 million in response costs and damage to public infrastructure.

The agency estimates as many as 671 private homes and businesses have been affected, with 144 homes sustaining minor damage and 22 homes sustaining major damage. One home has been destroyed.

No injuries have been reported.

Forecasts call for cool and relatively dry weather into next week but DMA warns continued snowmelt across central and northern Wisconsin will keep river levels high.

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