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Federal money trickles in to help recovery efforts from last year's floods

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Federal money trickles in to help recovery efforts from last year's floods
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

Money continues to trickle in from Washington to help those still recovering from last year's massive floods in southern Wisconsin.

The state's conference of the United Methodist Church will distribute $6 million from a federal block grant for social services.

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Spokeswoman Michele Virnig says there are lots of people who still need to repair flood damage or replace things like furnaces destroyed by the flood waters.

The church has hired 25 social workers to determine the needs in 30 counties which were declared federal disaster areas from the floods.

Also, the state has received another $10 million in federal funds for a variety of initiatives.

They include upgrades to the 211 phone number for social service help and counseling for those affected by the storms.

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