Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed
April 21-25, 2014 Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin.
“They have been called
cyclones, twisters, whirlwinds, 'The Finger of God' and 'The Tail of the
Devil'. They are among the most elusive and most deadly of all natural
According to a recent survey, 80% of
Wisconsin residents had not taken basic emergency precautions—such as making a
kit of emergency supplies—and would not be prepared to respond if an emergency
or disaster strikes. Ready America encourages Americans to Prepare, Plan
and Stay Informed. Every school, business and home should take the time
to prepare for the many types of emergencies we could face.
We can do this in three easy steps:
Get a Kit. When
preparing for a possible emergency situation, it's best to think first about
the basics of survival: fresh water, food, clean air and warmth.
Make a Plan. Your family may
not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to plan in advance:
how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you
will do in different situations.
Be Informed. Learn more
about the potential emergencies that could happen where you live and the
appropriate way to respond to them.
Forest County has scheduled a
weather spotter training class to be held on May 20th at 1:00 pm in
the Forest County Board Room – attendance is FREE and presented by the National
Weather Service out of Green Bay WI. More information can be found here.