Pocan not sure how much federal aid for flooding will come

September 10, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan says it’s difficult to know how much federal money may be available to assist victims of flooding in his south-central Wisconsin congressional district, which includes the city of Madison.

The process for determining what is eligible for federal money is complicated.

Pocan stressed Monday that more details about what may be available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will come after Gov. Scott Walker requests a federal disaster declaration. Walker wasn’t expected to request that until damage assessments were complete.

Walker said last week that the storms that began Aug. 17 have caused at least $209 million in damage.

The Democrat Pocan says he anticipates Democrats and Republicans in the state’s congressional delegation will work together and with Walker to make the most money available both for public and private losses.