Christine Bellport, Wisconsin Emergency Management
Saxon Harbor in Iron County, Wisconsin, will open for the summer season with a ceremony Friday, June 11. It’s a grand reopening and dedication that marks the end of a long road to recovery involving several agencies, including Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM). A major storm in July 2016 destroyed the marina along with 85 boats in the harbor, killing a beloved member of the community.
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CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) announced today that the village of La Valle, Wisc. was awarded $1,021,441 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds for the acquisition and demolition of five flood-prone properties. To reduce the community’s flood vulnerability, these structures will be removed from the floodplain of the Baraboo River, and the area transitioned into open green space.
Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis. – When temperatures climb, it’s important to take steps to protect yourself and those around you from the heat. To help encourage everyone to be prepared, Gov. Tony Evers has declared this Wednesday, June 2 Heat Awareness Day in Wisconsin
Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis. –Whether you are hitting the road or spending time at home, ReadyWisconsin is encouraging everyone to make safety a priority this upcoming Memorial Day weekend.
Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis. – More than $6.4 million in Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) funds provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will allow three Wisconsin communities to soon have new safe room facilities to help protect residents. The PDM program makes grants available to state and local governments for the implementation of long-term hazard mitigation measures.
Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis. – Federal funding will help Jefferson County remove homes from a dozen flood-prone properties, reducing the potential financial impact of future disasters on the community. More than $1.5 million in Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) funds, announced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM), will be used to acquire and demolish 12 properties in Jefferson County.
Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis – When dangerous thunderstorms and tornadoes develop, it’s essential to have a reliable way to receive alerts about approaching severe weather. This Wednesday, May 5 is NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards Awareness Day and ReadyWisconsin encourages everyone to add one of these life-saving devices to their home.
Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis. – With no expected risk of severe weather in Wisconsin on April 15, the state’s annual tornado drill will proceed as planned. Everyone in the state is invited to participate by going to their designated tornado shelter at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. today, or during a time when they can safely practice.
ReadyWisconsin
MADISON, Wis. – Gov. Tony Evers has declared April 12-16 Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin, and ReadyWisconsin wants everyone to take time to talk about weather safety with their families. ReadyWisconsin, the National Weather Service (NWS), Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, and Wisconsin Emergency Alert System Committee also encourage everyone in the state to participate in statewide tornado drills on April 15.
ReadyWisconsin
MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) is announcing the grant opportunity application period is now open for nonprofit organizations that may be at risk of a terrorist attack due to their ideology, beliefs, or mission.
Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis. — Warmer spring temperatures are a welcome relief in Wisconsin, but they also mark a return to flood season across the state. Flooding from melting snow or heavy spring rains is one of the most common hazards in Wisconsin, and it puts lives and property at risk each year.
Christine Bellport, Wisconsin Emergency Management
Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) has been on the front lines of the state’s battle against COVID-19 since March 12, 2020, when Gov. Tony Evers ordered the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) opened to support the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in coordinating statewide efforts to slow the spread of the pandemic. A year later, it remains the longest SEOC activation in state history.
Christine Bellport, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis. – Clocks will jump forward this weekend for daylight saving time and ReadyWisconsin is encouraging you to change more than the time on your clock.
ReadyWisconsin
MADISON, Wis. – With dangerous cold temperatures expected to settle over the state this weekend and into next week, ReadyWisconsin is urging everyone to take precautions to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.
Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis. – For the past 11 years, thousands of Wisconsin 4th and 5th grade students have learned how to be prepared for emergencies and disasters through the Student Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP) program. Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) is once again bringing STEP into classrooms and virtual learning environments across the state this spring, with more than 4,000 students in about 75 schools expected to participate in the program.

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