Christine Bellport, Wisconsin Emergency Management
CAMP DOUGLAS, Wis. — Summer camp can be a life-changing experience, and at Wisconsin’s READY Camp at Volk Field near Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, the connection is being made to prepare youth for their futures.
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MADISON, Wis. – People across Wisconsin will be celebrating Independence Day this upcoming weekend and many of those festivities will likely include fireworks. Whether your plans involve watching a professional display or creating your own, ReadyWisconsin encourages you to make fireworks safety a priority.
Christine Bellport, Wisconsin Emergency Management
As the role of emergency management in this pandemic moves from response to recovery, Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) is transferring functions to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) for long-term administration, including the distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE). Through the pandemic, the state allocated approximately 1.5 million N95 masks, 23.2 million gloves, 2.4 million gowns, and 538,000 face shields. The effort began swiftly and involved almost every state agency.
Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
MADISON, Wis. – Thunderstorms can develop quickly during the summer months, creating the threat of lightning strikes for those caught outdoors. Lightning Safety Awareness Day in Wisconsin is Tuesday, June 22, and ReadyWisconsin is urging everyone to learn more about what they can do to stay safe when lightning fills the skies.
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.
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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.

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