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|Weather Day shows students, teachers how to prepare for emergencies|
More than 12,000 students and teachers from southeastern Wisconsin were on the edge of their seats in the stands of Miller Park April 6, while learning about inclement weather and watching demonstrations on eclipses, making clouds and preparing pets for emergencies for Weather Day.
Weather Day provides students an opportunity to learn about seasons, precipitation, climates and storms in a fun environment. Participants are divided into two teams, and questions were asked on the jumbo screen, along with videos and demonstrations on the field. The event was sponsored by the Milwaukee Brewers
|NOAA Emergency Radios Save Lives|
“Listen, Act and Live!”
(MADISON) – With severe storm season about to begin it is critical to have an emergency weather radio in your home, school and office to protect you and your family.
May 3, 2017 is NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards Awareness Day in Wisconsin. The campaign encourages people to own a NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards. It provides a 24-hour source of weather forecasts, watches, warnings, and non-weather emergency information from the National Weather Service and its parent agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
|Testing Wisconsin’s Emergency Communications|
“SIMCOM 2017” in Sauk County
(Lake Delton) – Communications are critical during a disaster. Getting information and data to the right people at the right time can save lives. That’s why Sauk County is hosting a multi-agency communications exercise called “SIMCOM 2017”.
The State Interoperable Mobile Communications Exercise or "SIMCOM” will be held April 25-27, 2017 in Lake Delton. The exercise is designed to display, educate and test mobile emergency communications from federal, state, tribal, local governments and volunteer agencies. The goal is to develop relationships and understand the capabilities of other agencies before they are needed in a real emergency. Specific operations being tested this year include data sharing, radio frequency bridging and patching, and network failures.
|2016 Wisconsin Homeland Security Council Annual Report|
Major General Don Dunbar, Adjutant General and Wisconsin’s Homeland Security Advisor and members of the Wisconsin Homeland Security Council presented Governor Scott Walker today the 2016 Wisconsin Homeland Security Council Annual Report. The report highlights some of the achievements in the past year in homeland security initiatives for Wisconsin.
|Statewide Tornado Drills are a “Go” for Today|
Test Tornado Warnings at 1:45pm and 6:45pm
(Madison) – The National Weather Service says today’s statewide tornado drills are a “Go”.
At 1:00pm, the National Weather Service will issue a statewide test tornado watch and at 1:45pm a statewide test tornado warning. This drill ends at 2pm. A second drill will occur at 6:45pm with another mock tornado warning. There is no risk of severe weather in the state on Thursday.
|Wisconsin’s Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week|
(MADISON) – Schools, businesses, families, and individuals have two opportunities to test their emergency plans during statewide tornado drills on April 20, 2017. The drills are part of the annual spring severe weather campaign to encourage everyone in Wisconsin to be ready for possible tornadoes and severe weather.
Governor Walker has declared April 17-21, 2017 as Wisconsin’s Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week. Wisconsin Emergency Management, the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) have once again teamed up to sponsor the statewide tornado drills scheduled for Thursday, April 20.
|Governor Walker Attends 50th Annual Governor’s Conference on Emergency Management and Homeland Security|
Madison - Governor Scott Walker joined Wisconsin’s Homeland Security Advisor and Adjutant General of the Wisconsin National Guard, Major General Donald Dunbar and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) Administrator Brian Satula today at the 50th Annual Governor’s Conference on Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Held at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, the conference attracts more than 400 representatives from fire, law enforcement, emergency management, and other first responder agencies.
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|Be ReadyWisconsin when you Spring Forward|
(MADISON) - Don’t forget to change your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday as Daylight Saving Time begins. It’s also a great time to change your batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors and get other emergency safety items ready for spring storm season.
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|Looking Back, Moving Forward|
(MADISON) - Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Annual Governor’s Conference on Emergency Management and Homeland Security begins Wednesday, March 8th and runs through Thursday, March 9th at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells.
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|STEP Returns to Wisconsin|
(McFarland) - During a visit to Waubesa Intermediate School in McFarland today, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and Major General Don Dunbar, Adjutant General and Wisconsin's Homeland Security Advisor, announced the return of the STEP program to Wisconsin classrooms, thanks to $20,000 in donations from AT&T and the Wisconsin Wireless Association.
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|Save The Date: Statewide Tornado Drill April 20th|
Tornado Drill 2017
When: Thursday April 20th
1pm Statewide Mock Tornado Watch
1:45pm Statewide Mock Tornado Warning