Wisconsin Emergency Management

Preparedness Month September Preparedness Month

Disasters donít make appointments. They donít call you on the phone or send you a text message to see if tomorrow is convenient for you and your family to have an emergency.

Disasters donít plan ahead, but you can. Thatís why Governor Scott Walker has declared September as Preparedness Month, to encourage people across the state to take time now to prepare for disaster strikes, usually without warning. The most important step you can take today is to make a plan. Everyone should have a plan that includes information on where to go during an emergency and how to communicate with loved ones if separated in a crisis.

Disasters Donít Plan Ahead. You Can.

Wisconsin Students Prepare for Emergencies with STEP

Stay Informed: Sign up for ReadyWisconsinís Facebook or Twitter feeds for the very latest information on emergency situations.

Click here to sign up for ReadyWisconsin on Facebook

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Make a Plan: Discuss, agree on, and document an emergency plan with those in your care. Work together with neighbors, colleagues, and others to build community resilience.

Click here for more information on Making A Plan for you and your family

Click here for more information on Making A Financial Emergency Plan

Click here for more information on Making A Plan for your business

Build a Kit: Keep enough emergency supplies - water, nonperishable food, first aid, prescriptions, flashlight, and battery-powered radio on hand - for you and those in your care.
Click here for a complete emergency kit checklist

Preparedness Month

Emergency Alerts
Know the Tone: Wireless Emergency Alerts

Over the past year, many Americans have received important and life-saving announcements from new technology that they may know they had: a Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA). Our cell phones can now help save lives and keep us safe. You do not need to register to receive WEA notifications. You will automatically receive alerts if you have a WEA-capable phone and your wireless carrier participates in the program.

Emergencies can occur at any time and in any place. Since June 2012, thousands of WEAs have been issued, including alerts that were sent to various areas of Wisconsin for Tornado Warnings. WEAs are free messages sent by local public safety officials and the National Weather Service to warn about imminent life threatening dangers, AMBER Alerts, and national emergencies. The 90-character WEAs use one-way cell broadcast technology to send alerts even if other wireless voice and data services in the area are highly congested.

Click here to see our Public Service Announcement about Wireless Emergency Alerts

Click here for more information on Emergency Alerts

ReadyWisconsin is an initiative of Wisconsin Emergency Management designed to educate and empower Wisconsinites to prepare for
and respond to all kinds of emergencies including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.

Wisconsin Emergency Management
2400 Wright St.
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608.242.3000     Fax: 608.242.3247