Level 1 is a full activation of the State EOC with WEM, DMA, DHS (Dept. of Health Services), DNR, DOT Highways, State Patrol, DATCP, and DOC having representatives in the EOC. Other state agencies and volunteer organizations will be requested to send representatives to the EOC depending on the nature of the event and the need for additional support to local jurisdictions.
Level 2 Event (Partial Activation EOC)
Level 2 is a partial activation of the State EOC with WEM, DMA, DHS, DNR, DOT Highways, State Patrol, and voluntary organizations having representatives in the EOC.
Level 3 Event (Minimal Activation EOC)
Level 3 event will have minimal activation of the EOC. This activation is intended to actively monitor Severe Weather conditions in the state. Minimal WEM staff will report to the EOC to be able to more effectively monitor weather conditions in the state. At this level of event local units of government are not asking for state assistance or resources. Upon notification that a community has been damaged by severe weather the EOC will go to Level 2 activation.
Level 4 Event (Duty Officer System)
The WEM Duty Officer is on call 24 hours a day to receive calls from counties and local jurisdictions relating to emergency situations. A member of WEM management is also on call as the Senior Duty Officer to provide management direction to the Duty Officer when necessary. The WEM Duty Officer and Senior Duty Officer continuously monitor events around the state through frequent contacts with the National Weather Service, DOT, and County Emergency Management offices. In cases of severe weather the Duty Officer will activate a virtual EOC by establishing and E-Sponder site, contact the affected counties, coordinate with the JOC and maintain contact with the National Weather Service. When appropriate, the Public Information Officer will issue a press statement indicating that even though the EOC is not activated the state is monitoring the situation and that citizens should take precautionary measures.