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Annual cybersecurity summit highlights current threats, emerging technologies
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Disasters happen. Prepare now. Here's how
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Governor Walker Declares Statewide State of Emergency
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Wisconsin’s Public/Private Partnership Disaster Summit will be held September 13, 2018 at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center in Oshkosh, WI
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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT NEWS
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 The Office of the Governor
MADISON – Governor Scott Walker has announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct a Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) next week in 17 Wisconsin counties hit hard by flooding and tornadoes. FEMA officials will begin looking at flood-damaged homes and public infrastructure on September 24. Read Full News Release
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.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center
Since August 17, many communities from across the state have been impacted by flooding and tornadoes. Fortunately, Wisconsin is experiencing drier weather which is allowing river levels to drop and cleanup and recovery efforts to begin. Read Full Incident Report
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.
Saturday, September 08, 2018 Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center
The National Weather Service expects dry conditions for southern Wisconsin for the next few days. This will help many flooded areas. Read Full Incident Report
Saturday, September 08, 2018 Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center
While the state is getting some relief from recent heavy rainfalls that caused flooding across southern and western Wisconsin, high river levels continue to threaten several communities. The Baraboo River continues to be at major flood stage at Rock Springs and Baraboo in Sauk County. The Kickapoo River has crested, but remains at moderate flood stage at Viola, Steuben, and Gays Mills. There is also moderate flooding along the Rock River at Jefferson and the North Fox River at Berlin. No significant precipitation is expected until at least the middle of next week, which should help flooded areas dry out. Read Full Incident Report
Thursday, September 06, 2018 Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center
After more than two weeks of heavy rainfall, the state should experience dry conditions into next week. This should help dry out flooded areas and improve river flooding. Currently major flooding is occurring along the Baraboo and Kickapoo Rivers. Minor to moderate flooding is reported elsewhere including the Fox, Rock and Pecatonica Rivers. Read Full Incident Report
Thursday, September 06, 2018 AdminLW
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.
Wednesday, September 05, 2018 Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center
Another round of heavy rain hit Southwest, West Central, and Northeast Wisconsin Tuesday night, with up to 6 inches falling in some areas. Heavy rains fell across a large portion of the state bringing strong winds and flash flooding in many areas that have already experienced flooding in recent weeks. The National Weather Service has now confirmed 19 tornadoes that hit east central Wisconsin on August 28, including an EF-1 near Eden in Fond du Lac County and an EF-0 near Cascade in Sheboygan County. Read Full Incident Report
Tuesday, September 04, 2018 Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center
Heavy rains, strong winds, and possible tornadoes could impact western Wisconsin Tuesday. The National Weather Service (NWS) says 2-4 inches of rain will be common, with some areas north of La Crosse receiving 6-8 inches. Areas south of La Crosse, which have already been hit hard in the last week, could see 2-3 inches locally. Flood Warnings are currently in effect for portions of Juneau, Vernon, Richland, Crawford, Monroe Counties. Flood Watches have been posted throughout parts of southern, central, and northwest Wisconsin. If drivers encounter flooding on a roadway, they are urged to turn around and find another route. Never attempt to drive through floodwaters. Read Full Incident Report
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.

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