It’s that time of year when ghosts and witches will be roaming neighborhoods looking for treats. Before those princesses and superheroes are ready to start trick-or-treating, ReadyWisconsin has a few tips to help you and your families have a happy and safe Halloween.
MADISON, Wis. — Flooding and tornadoes this year impacted hundreds of Wisconsin businesses. Many were forced to close as a result of these disasters while others kept the doors open and scrambled to deal with the watery mess left behind.
MADISON, Wis. — Before the snow and cold cover the Badger State, now is the time to get your home and vehicles ready for winter weather. That’s why Gov. Scott Walker has declared Nov. 6-10, 2017 as Wisconsin’s Winter Awareness Week.
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force (WI-TF1) is traveling to Florida to assist in response and recovery efforts as a result of Hurricane Irma. WI-TF1 will begin a 10-day deployment in the Jacksonville, Florida area later today but may move to other areas as needed. The team is bringing specialized equipment and supplies for search, rescue — including swift water rescue — communications, medical, and logistics support.
VOLK FIELD, Wis. - The Wisconsin National Guard and the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs Division of Emergency Management (WEM) coordinated and conducted the Miles Paratus Special Focus Event at both Volk Field and Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, June 5-9, aiming to fulfill part of its unique dual mission as the first military responder when disaster strikes here at home.
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker joined Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers, and Hartland Police Chief Robert Rosch to stress the continued importance of the “If You See Something, Say Something”™ campaign in Wisconsin.
To give families a chance to test their emergency plans, a statewide tornado drill will be held the evening of April 14. The drill is part of the annual spring severe weather campaign to encourage people in Wisconsin to get ready for possible tornadoes and severe weather.
Registration is underway for the 49th Annual Wisconsin Governor's Conference on Emergency Management & Homeland Security. The conference will be held at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton March 9-10, 2016. In addition, pre-training classes will be held March 8.
Eleven thousand students across Wisconsin will be better prepared for an emergency, thanks to the STEP program. STEP, or Student Tools for Emergency Planning, is a turnkey classroom curriculum for teachers to prepare 5th graders for various emergencies and disasters, including tornadoes, flooding and storms. The program also shows students how to put together an emergency kit and develop an emergency plan.
A cyber attack on the energy sector could be devastating and would be felt at homes, schools, businesses and government as our reliance on technology continues to grow. That’s why the time is now for the private sector and government to come together to prepare and respond to these threats.