State to compensate those who lost homes at Lake Delton
FEMA wouldn't do it, so the state will compensate the owners of five homes destroyed when Lake Delton got flushed away.
They'll get a total of almost $2 million because Gov. Jim Doyle stepped in.
He used a law that allows the state to take immediate possession of property in emergencies.
Doyle got the Department of Transportation to condemn the five houses as part of the rebuilding of the nearby County Trunk A.