Wisconsin in 2018 saw its most sewer overflow events since 2010, with increasing volumes of discharged waste. Experts say the problem plagues communities across the Great Lakes. Driving the spike: intensifying rainfall due to climate change.
As communities are under threat from more frequent, intense storms, a report by the nonprofit Pew Charitable Trusts found Wisconsin is among 13 cities and states that have been able to reduce their vulnerability to flooding.
Victims of a house fire look to firefighters to quell the blaze, but once the fire is out they still need help to get back on their feet. But disaster victims in northern Wisconsin may have to wait longer for help to arrive.