Gov. Walker declares State of Emergency

Governor Scott Walker has declared a State of Emergency for Sun Prairie and Dane County following the deadly explosion that destroyed parts of the city's downtown. 

The governor's executive order directs state agencies to continue to provide help to the community and its citizens as they recover.

“My thoughts and prayers continue with the people of Sun Prairie. This declaration will ensure state agencies provide whatever assistance is needed to help the community rebuild and to help families impacted recover. Together we are all part of #SunPrairieStrong,” said Governor Walker. 

Several state agencies have been working with the City of Sun Prairie and Dane County since the explosion. The state Department of Transportation says it will being repairing damaged roads once the investigation is complete and debris from the explosion has been removed from the downtown area. The governor's office says several other agencies are looking at financial assistance to help the city rebuild the downtown and to possibly provide aid to citizens that may have been impacted. Governor Walker has also been working with federal agencies to see if there are programs that could also provide assistance to Sun Prairie. 

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