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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT NEWS
Thursday, October 18, 2018 The Office of the Governor
MADISON – Governor Scott Walker today announced that President Donald J. Trump has approved a federal disaster declaration to help individuals and local communities impacted by devastating floods and strong storms that occurred in August and September. Earlier this month, Governor Walker requested federal disaster aid.
Monday, October 15, 2018 ReadyWisconsin
As technology advances, our homes are becoming more connected. Mobile devices, TVs and even many new appliances are now incorporating wireless technologies into their normal operations. During Cyber Security Awareness Month, it’s important to consider ways to make sure your home network and the devices that are connected to it are protected.
Monday, October 08, 2018 ReadyWisconsin
MADISON, Wis. – From paying bills to interacting with friends, online accounts have become a crucial part of our lives. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month in Wisconsin, and it’s a good time to secure those accounts.
Friday, October 05, 2018 The Office of the Governor
MADISON – Governor Scott Walker today sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting a federal disaster declaration for multiple Wisconsin counties damaged by flooding and severe storms that impacted the state between August 17, 2018, and September 14, 2018.
Monday, October 01, 2018 ReadyWisconsin
MADISON, Wis. — The increasing online connectivity of many aspects of our lives has made everything from paying bills to controlling the temperature in our homes easier to manage. However, it has also opened new ways for criminals to target victims. To help encourage people to be vigilant and to learn how they can act to protect themselves online, Gov. Scott Walker has declared October Cyber Security Awareness Month in Wisconsin.
Friday, September 14, 2018 The Office of the Governor
MADISON – Governor Scott Walker today approved a $2.8 million emergency contract to reconstruct two US 14 bridges in Black Earth damaged by flooding in August. Governor Walker declared a State of Emergency in Wisconsin on August 29, 2018 because of wide-spread flooding and storm damage in numerous counties.
Friday, September 14, 2018 The Office of the Governor
COON VALLEY – Wisconsin homeowners and businesses impacted by the recent flooding will be eligible for financial assistance for repair, cleanup and other costs under two new programs that will provide up to $4 million in funding, Governor Scott Walker announced today.
Friday, September 14, 2018 ReadyWisconsin
MADISON, Wis. — Recent heavy rains, flooding, and tornadoes across Wisconsin have shown that disasters can happen at any time. When the worst occurs, make sure you know what to do to protect your family and your property from further danger.
Friday, September 14, 2018 The Office of the Governor
MADISON – Governor Walker has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conduct a Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) in Wisconsin beginning September 24, 2018 for flood and tornado damage to homes, businesses and public infrastructure. This is the first step in requesting a federal disaster declaration.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis. — Cybersecurity is a journey, not a destination. That was the message Monday at the 6th Annual Governor’s Cybersecurity Summit, held on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The summit brought together more than 350 business owners, information technology professionals, and students to learn more about the current threats facing Wisconsin’s cyber landscape and what is being done to address them.
Monday, September 10, 2018 The Office of the Governor
MADISON – Governor Scott Walker today joined General Donald Dunbar at the 6th Annual Governor’s Cyber Security Summit. The summit brings together experts to discuss the importance of cyber security.
Tuesday, September 04, 2018 ReadyWisconsin
Roughly one foot of rain falls overnight, leading to widespread flooding and emergency evacuations. Highways are closed, and some roads are washed out in places. Continued heavy rains saturate the ground, increasing the risk for flash floods. In addition to torrential rains, strong winds and tornadoes cause damage in communities across the state, including power outages.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 The Office of the Governor
MADISON – Governor Scott Walker today declared a statewide State of Emergency in Wisconsin due to an ongoing statewide weather pattern, which has led to severe storms, heavy downpours, flooding, and tornadoes.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 The Office of the Governor
MADISON – Governor Walker has declared a State of Emergency for the counties of Fond du Lac, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, and Washington following severe storms and flash flooding that continue to impact Wisconsin.
Saturday, August 25, 2018 The Office of the Governor
MONONA – Governor Scott Walker today visited Oneida Park in Monona and the Tenney Park Locks in Madison to thank National Guard members and volunteers helping Madison communities recovering from flood damage, and prepare for possible additional rainfall.

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