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Annual SIMCOM exercise improves communications interoperability across first responder agencies, National Guard, and amateur radio operators
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May 1 is NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards Day in Wisconsin
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Wisconsin Emergency Management shares preparedness message at annual Weather Day at Miller Park
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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT NEWS
ReadyWisconsin
MADISON, Wis. — Memorial Day marks the start of the busy summer travel and cookout season for many people. Whether you are hitting the road or having friends over, ReadyWisconsin is encouraging everyone to make safety a priority.
Capt. Joe Trovato, Wisconsin National Guard
WAUKESHA, Wis. — The annual Statewide Interoperable Mobile Communications — or SIMCOM — exercise kicked off in Waukesha May 1 with nearly 300 participants and nearly 45 agencies representing all levels of government and amateur radio operators.
Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis. — Severe weather can appear quickly in Wisconsin, making it important to have reliable ways of being alerted to changing weather conditions. Having an emergency weather radio in your home or office could save your life.
Capt. Joe Trovato, Wisconsin National Guard
Thousands of school children from across Wisconsin learned about severe weather and emergency preparedness after attending Weather Day at Miller Park April 17.
The Office of the Governor
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers has declared April 14-20, 2019, as Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. The week is designed to recognize Wisconsin’s dispatchers and communicators for their dedication to helping citizens in need and supporting law enforcement, fire, and EMS.
ReadyWisconsin
MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin’s statewide tornado drill will be delayed until Friday, due to the potential threat of severe thunderstorms, hail, or tornadoes in southern Wisconsin on Thursday.
Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis. – Gov. Tony Evers has declared April 8-12 as Wisconsin’s Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week. Wisconsin Emergency Management, the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) have once again teamed up to sponsor the statewide tornado drills scheduled for Thursday, April 11.
Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. — Lessons learned from the disasters experienced in the state last year were shared with emergency officials from across Wisconsin, during the 52nd Annual Governor’s Conference on Emergency Management and Homeland Security. More than 400 representatives of the state’s emergency management, fire, law enforcement and other first responder agencies attended the event, held March 21-22 at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI.
Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center
The weather will remain cool and relatively dry into next week; however, continued snow melt across central and northern Wisconsin will aid in sustaining levels on main stem rivers. One local shelter housed 15 displaced residents in Fond du Lac County overnight. The State Emergency Operations Center remains at Level 4 as the state continues to monitor flooding and respond to requests. Read Full Incident Report
Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center
The weather will remain cool and relatively dry into next week; however, continued snow melt across central and northern Wisconsin will aid in sustaining levels on main stem rivers. The Trempealeau River has dropped to minor flood stage but is expected to rise back into moderate flood stage overnight and remain around 11.5 feet into next week. The Crawfish River will be in moderate flood stage through Friday while the Rock River, the Fox River, and the Manitowoc River will remain in moderate flood stage through next week. Read Full Incident Report
Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center
The Trempealeau River has dropped to minor flood stage but is expected to rise back into moderate flood stage overnight and remain around 11.5 feet into next week. The Crawfish River will be in moderate flood stage through Friday while the Rock River, the Fox River, and the Manitowoc River will remain in moderate flood stage through next week. Temperatures will remain cool for the next few days, with some slight warming over the weekend. No major precipitation is forecast. Read Full Incident Report
Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center
The National Weather Service indicates temperatures will remain cooler for the next few days and warming towards the end of the week which will increase the melt conditions. No major precipitation is in the forecast. Residents have begun to return to their homes, however, many are still displaced. Damage assessments and clean‐up operations continue. The State Emergency Operations Center remains at Level 4 as the state continues to monitor flooding and respond to requests. Read Full Incident Report
Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
Annual Governor’s Conference on Emergency Management & Homeland Security to Highlight Communications in Times of Disaster
Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center
The National Weather Service indicates temperatures will remain cooler for the next few days and warming towards the end of the week which will increase the melt conditions. No major precipitation is forecast. Two local shelters have remained open for affected residents. Many roads are closed throughout the state; however, suitable alternative routes are available in impacted areas. Read Full Incident Report
Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center
The National Weather Service indicates temperatures will drop over the next few days which will slow the melt and allow the water to disperse. No major precipitation is forecast. Three local shelters have remained open for affected residents. Many roads are closed throughout the state; however, suitable alternative routes are available in impacted areas. Read Full Incident Report

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