U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced $1.5 million in emergency relief transportation funding to help repair roads and communities damaged by storms and severe flooding. The U.S. Department of Transportation released the emergency funds to the State of Wisconsin for areas throughout the state. Damages to Wisconsin’s highway system was caused by multiple and on-going rounds of thunderstorms, heavy rain, high winds, and hail. The storm events, affecting all areas of Wisconsin, caused widespread flash flooding, closed roadways, damaged bridges and culverts, and compromised critical infrastructure.