- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker says the U.S. Small Business Administration will make low-interest disaster loans available for people and businesses in western Wisconsin affected by flash flooding in September.

The SBA lists Vernon County, along with the contiguous counties of Crawford, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland and Sauk. Allamakee County in Iowa and Houston County in Minnesota also are listed.

President Barack Obama late last month declared a federal disaster in 10 western Wisconsin counties hit by torrential rains, opening the door for federal aid to help cover the cost of more than $11 million in damage to roads and public infrastructure. But that aid is not for private businesses or homeowners.

Under the SBA program, homeowners can get loans of up to $200,000 and business owners up to $2 million.

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