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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.
Monday, May 21, 2018 ReadyWisconsin
Memorial Day weekend is considered the unofficial start of summer. ReadyWisconsin wants you to be safe while still enjoying this busy holiday weekend. Whether you are traveling or staying home, consider these safety tips for you and your family:
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, May 15, 2018 Capt. Joe Trovato, Wisconsin National Guard
MADISON, Wis. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Security Advisory Council appointed Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, to its ranks effective May 2018.
Monday, May 14, 2018 Capt. Joe Trovato, Wisconsin National Guard
MADISON, Wis. — Approximately 110 Wisconsin Army National Guard Soldiers will partner with local emergency management, fire and police from the city of Omro, Winnebago County and the American Red Cross to go door-to-door in Omro, Wisconsin, May 16 as part of a full-scale training exercise known as Dark Sky.
Monday, May 14, 2018 Capt. Joe Trovato, Wisconsin National Guard
MADISON, Wis. — A full-scale training exercise simulating a long-term mass power outage in Wisconsin kicks off May 15 at sites around the state. There will be no actual power outages associated with the Dark Sky exercise.
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 The Office of the Governor
MADISON – Governor Scott Walker signed Executive Order #287 today in response to wildfire conditions in Wisconsin. “We are taking a precautionary measure in order to protect our state,” said Governor Walker. “By taking this step we are ensuring that the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has the tools to combat the spread of any wildfires. We appreciate the tireless efforts of the DNR, the Wisconsin National Guard, and Wisconsin Emergency Management in working together to protect Wisconsin families.” The National Weather Service issued Red Flag Warnings for portions of the State of Wisconsin on both Sunday, April 29, 2018 and Monday, April 30, 2018. Out of concern that these conditions may continue, the Governor has declared a State of Emergency in order to give the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources additional resources if these conditions continue. A copy of the executive order is attached . Read Full News Release
Monday, April 30, 2018 Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
Members of the Wisconsin National Guard will be going door-to-door in the city of Omro, Wisconsin on May 16 to help ensure area residents are prepared for a potential disaster.
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.
Friday, April 20, 2018 Vaughn R. Larson, Department of Military Affairs
MILWAUKEE — More than 10,000 Milwaukee-area elementary students gathered at Miller Park Wednesday (April 18) for the 10th annual Weather Day to learn how to prepare for weather-related emergencies, thanks to Wisconsin Emergency Management, the Wisconsin National Guard and FEMA’s Student Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP) program.

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