Rains cause $154M+ in damage

Historic rainfalls between Aug. 17 and Sept. 3 have caused over $154 million in damage in Dane County thus far, according to Dane County Emergency Management estimates.

Nearly 1,500 households were damaged, including five homes lost, resulting in an estimated $78.3 million in damage costs, according to a Wisconsin State Journal report. Damage to 107 businesses totaled another $37 million. Estimates for infrastructure, cleanup, and repairs account for the remainder.

Reportedly, only 2% of damaged properties were covered by flood insurance.