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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.
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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.
The Office of the Governor
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #104 and Emergency Order #1 establishing a new statewide public health emergency and face coverings requirement, respectively, as the state continues to expand vaccination distribution across the state. Executive Order #104 is available here and Emergency Order #1 is available here.
Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
The holiday season is a great time for putting up festive decorations, but it can also bring dangerous fire hazards into your home. As you go about trimming the tree or lighting the menorah, ReadyWisconsin encourages you to keep fire safety in mind.
The Office of the Governor
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that the state has shipped its one millionth N95 mask as part of ongoing efforts to ensure frontline workers have access to the critical personal protective equipment (PPE) they need to limit their exposure to COVID-19.
Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin winters can bring beautiful snowfalls and great opportunities for outdoor recreation. They can also result in dangerously cold temperatures and icy conditions. To help encourage everyone to be prepared for the months ahead, Gov. Tony Evers has declared Nov. 9-13 Winter Awareness Week in Wisconsin.
The Office of the Governor
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue Emergency Order #3 limiting public gatherings to no more than 25 percent of a room or building’s total occupancy. See full the order and list of exemptions here .
The Office of the Governor
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today declared a new public health emergency in Wisconsin due to recent surge in cases among young people and issued a new face coverings order effective immediately.
ReadyWisconsin
MADISON, Wis. — Disasters can be difficult for kids to deal with, which is why ReadyWisconsin is encouraging families to take the time to make sure their youngest members know how to respond when the unexpected happens. September is Preparedness Month in Wisconsin, which is a reminder to everyone that disaster don’t wait, so make your plan today.
Christine Bellport, Wisconsin Emergency Management
When a family is going through the trauma of locating a missing loved one, Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) kicks into high gear and collaborates with local, state and federal agencies to assist in the effort to bring that person home.

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