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|Winter Storm Warning|
(MADISON) - A major winter storm is expected to hit most of Wisconsin in the next 24 hours that could impact statewide travel. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for many counties as forecasters say some areas could receive up to a foot of snow.
A large mid-section of the state along a line from La Crosse to Marinette County is expected to receive 8 to 12 inches of snow. Lesser amounts are expected in the northwest and southeast corners of Wisconsin. Travel will be difficult starting early Tuesday morning with the initial burst of snow and strong winds creating limited visibility and challenging road conditions.
|Registration Open for the 2016 Governor’s Conference|
Lessons learned from Canada’s 2013 Lac-Mégantic's train derailment disaster, where 47 people were killed, will be discussed at this year’s Governor’s Conference on Emergency Management and Homeland Security. The annual conference will be held at March 9-10, 2016 in Appleton. Rangeley Fire Chief Tim Pellerin’s department responded to the tragedy. He will discuss how first responders can be help prevent and respond to future hazmat disasters.
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. In addition, pre-training classes will be held March 8.
Other keynote speakers include Cheryl Michaels, the Associate Director of Safety and Security at Seattle Pacific University. She will discuss lessons learned from the June 5, 2014 shooting in which one student was killed and two others injured. Other topics include Avian Bird Flu Response and Mitigation Efforts in Wisconsin, Boulder, Colorado’s Animal Emergency Rescue Following Catastrophic Flooding, Water Rescue and Recovery, and an update on Cyber Awareness.
Registration for the conference and an agenda is located at https://www.trainingwisconsin.org
Please make your lodging reservations at the Radisson Paper Valley, Appleton, Wisconsin as soon as possible. You can reserve your lodging at the State Rate ($82/night) online: http://www.radisson.com/govern or by calling (800) 333-3333 (be sure to tell them you are part of the Governor’s Conference on Emergency Management & Homeland Security to receive the group rate). Reservations must be made before February 12, 2016 to be eligible for the discounted rate provided rooms are still available in our room block.
|Bitter Cold Wind Chills Continue|
(MADISON) – Dangerously cold temperatures and frigid wind chills are in the forecast for much of Wisconsin this week. ReadyWisconsin along with the Department of Health Services (DHS) are teaming up to warn people about the bitter weather and precautions you and your family should take to keep safe.
Frostbite can occur on exposed skin in less than 30 minutes. Symptoms include a loss of feeling and
a white or pale appearance in fingers, toes, ear tips and tip of the nose. If you see these signs, seek
medical care immediately!
|Department of Military Affairs helps students prepare for emergencies|
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
|2015 Top 10 Wisconsin Weather Events|
These weather events have been coordinated upon by the Warning Coordination Meteorologists from the National Weather Service offices in Duluth, Green Bay, La Crosse, Milwaukee and Minneapolis. These events are listed in chronological order. Much of the climate related information and maps are from the National Centers for Environmental Information (www.ncei.noaa.gov) and the Midwest Regional Climate Center (mcc.sws.uiuc.edu/).
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