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Saturday, August 11, 2018 The Office of the Governor
MADISON – Governor Scott Walker today announced that President Trump has approved a major disaster declaration for six counties impacted by flooding earlier this summer in northwestern Wisconsin. The counties named in the declaration are Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Clark, Douglas, and Iron counties.
Monday, July 30, 2018 AdminYL
MADISON, Wis. — More than 5,200 people in Wisconsin reported being a victim of a cyber crime last year, which the FBI says resulted in the loss of more than $15.8 million dollars. That’s why government, business and academic leaders are coming together to discuss how to combat this growing threat to our state at the 2018 Governor’s Cybersecurity Summit.
Friday, July 20, 2018 The Office of the Governor
MADISON – Governor Scott Walker today declared a State of Emergency for the City of Sun Prairie and Dane County due to the explosion that destroyed portions of downtown Sun Prairie. The executive order directs state agencies to continue to provide aid to the community and its citizens as they recover following last week’s devastating fire.
Friday, July 20, 2018 The Office of the Governor
MADISON — Governor Scott Walker today sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting a federal disaster declaration for six northwestern Wisconsin counties that sustained flood damage in June. The request is for federal assistance to help local governments recover from the disaster in Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Clark, Douglas and Iron counties.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
As we celebrate the Independence Day holiday with fireworks and barbecues, ReadyWisconsin is offering these tips to make sure you and your family have a safe and happy 4th of July.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center
Recovery and assessment efforts are underway in northwestern Wisconsin, after historic flooding caused widespread damage to roads and properties across the region in recent days. Read Full Incident Report
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis. — When thunder roars, go indoors! Wisconsin’s Lightning Safety Awareness Day is Tuesday, June 26, 2018 and ReadyWisconsin is reminding people about the dangers of lightning and what steps they can take to keep safe.
Monday, June 18, 2018 Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center
Damage assessments continue in northwestern Wisconsin, following heavy rains over the weekend that caused flooding across the region. The National Weather Service says portions of Douglas, Bayfield, and Ashland counties received 6-10 inches of rain over the past three days, while Drummond in Bayfield County received 15 inches between Saturday and Monday morning. Read Full Incident Report
Monday, June 18, 2018 Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center
Heavy rains have caused flooding and flash floods in northwestern Wisconsin. The National Weather Service says the area has received 7-12” of rain. There will be a few showers tonight but the heavy rainfall has moved out. The counties with the most damage includes Douglas, Ashland, Bayfield, Price, Iron and Sawyer Counties. Read Full Incident Report
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 ReadyWisconsin
This week marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the devastating 2008 floods in southern Wisconsin. Three people were killed and thousands of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed as flood waters impacted 31 counties for almost a month. It was the worst disaster since the Great Floods of 1993 that hit the Midwest.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 ReadyWisconsin
While many people look forward to warmer temperatures during the summer months, it’s also important to remember that hot conditions can turn dangerous quickly. That’s why Gov. Scott Walker has declared June 6 as Heat Awareness Day in Wisconsin.
Thursday, May 17, 2018 Sgt. Katie Eggers, Wisconsin National Guard
MADISON, Wis. — How would Wisconsin fare if its power grid were under attack, resulting in a long-term mass power outage? To answer that question, public safety agencies from across the state tested their emergency response plans during the May 14-17 Dark Sky exercise.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis. — When severe weather is on the horizon, your safety may depend on receiving information about threatening conditions as quickly as possible. Having an emergency weather radio in your home or office could save your life.

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