Gov. Scott Walker joined Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, and Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator Brian Satula in Burlington, Wisconsin to meet with local officials and view flood damage. Walker stressed that the safety of residents is the main concern right now. Earlier today, the governor declared a state of emergency in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties in response to flooding triggered by heavy rains of up to 8 inches on July 11–12, 2017. The Fox River crested today in Burlington, in Racine County, at 16.1 feet, exceeding the previous high level set in 2008. It is also forecast to crest this afternoon in New Munster in Kenosha County at approximately 17.5 feet — another record. Wisconsin Emergency Management is coordinating response efforts to help those counties.

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