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The Office of the Governor
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue a Safer at Home order that prohibits all nonessential travel, with some exceptions as clarified and defined in the order. The order is available here.
The Office of the Governor
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Wisconsin’s request for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to access low-interest federal disaster loans.
Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis. – Last year was the wettest year on record in Wisconsin for many counties, and there are signs that we could be in for more flooding in the state this spring. Gov. Tony Evers has declared March 16-20 Flood Safety Awareness Week in Wisconsin. ReadyWisconsin and the Department of Health Services are encouraging everyone to assess their flood risk and learn how to protect themselves before, during, and after a flood.
The Office of the Governor
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today declared a public health emergency in response to new cases of COVID-19 , directing the Department of Health Services (DHS) to use all the resources necessary to respond to and contain the outbreak. Just this week, Wisconsin has had 5 new cases of COVID-19 and Illinois and Minnesota have also seen increased cases. Read Full News Release
Christine Bellport, Wisconsin Emergency Management
WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. — Planning and responding to emergency efforts in the new decade was the common goal at the 53rd Annual Governor’s Conference on Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Nearly 450 representatives of the state’s emergency management, fire, law enforcement and other first responder agencies attended the event, held March 10-11 at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center. The theme this year was “New Decade — New Challenges.”
The Office of the Governor
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced that a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) major disaster declaration has been granted for three Wisconsin counties. The declaration for Milwaukee, Kenosha, and Racine counties comes in response to severe winter storms that affected areas along the Lake Michigan shoreline on Jan. 10-12 of this year, causing extensive damage to public infrastructure throughout the region.
ReadyWisconsin
MADISON, Wis. – As you set the clocks forward this weekend, ReadyWisconsin is encouraging you to test the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your home and replace the batteries. With tornado and severe thunderstorm seasons approaching, it’s also a great time to update your emergency kits.
Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) is announcing an upcoming grant opportunity for nonprofit organizations that may be at risk of being targeted for a terrorist attack due to their ideology, beliefs, or mission.
The Office of the Governor
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers has submitted a request for a federal disaster declaration for three southeastern Wisconsin counties damaged by severe winter storms that occurred Jan. 10-12. The request, made in a letter Monday to President Donald Trump, could make Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties eligible for federal disaster assistance to repair damage to public infrastructure along the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Wisconsin National Guard Public Affairs Office
"Dawn of the Red Arrow," the feature-length documentary profiling the formation of the 32nd "Red Arrow" Division in World War I, will be publicly released at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 on the Wisconsin National Guard’s YouTube channel. That date coincides with the 32nd Division headquarters arriving in Brest, France in 1918.
The Office of the Governor
Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #68 Declaring a State of Emergency in Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha Counties
The Office of the Governor
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers is requesting that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conduct a Preliminary Damage Assessment in Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha counties, following severe winter storms and lakeshore flooding that occurred Jan. 10-12, 2020. The process is the first step in determining whether the state will request a federal disaster declaration.
Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
LAKE GENEVA, Wis. — When a disaster strikes, local agencies are usually the first on the scene. However, resources from both the public and the private sectors may be required as the needs of that response grow.
Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MONONA, Wis. – During a visit to Winnequah School in Monona today, Gov. Tony Evers kicked off a statewide program that teaches students how to be prepared for natural disasters and emergencies.
ReadyWisconsin
MADISON, Wis. — A winter storm expected to hit southern and northeastern Wisconsin Friday night and into this weekend could result in several inches of snow, icy conditions on roads, and high winds that could lead to power outages. ReadyWisconsin is encouraging everyone to make safety a priority and to plan ahead, before the storm arrives.

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