Brown County Emergency Management

Brown County Emergency Management Develop an Emergency Management program that lessens the impact of natural or man made disasters and large-scale emergencies on the citizens of Brown County.

Operating as usual

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach
09/11/2020

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach

It’s been 19 years since one of the worst days on American soil. May we never forget 9/11, because it was out of that tragedy that we as a country displayed to the world our best. Given the issues of our present time, let us remember that as a nation we are stronger united than we are divided. #september11 #neverforget #firstresponders

09/09/2020
dma.wi.gov

Did you know that Wisconsin has over 6,000 facilities that must report hazardous chemicals under EPCRA?

The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986 was created to help communities plan for chemical emergencies. Click below for a brochure with more information on EPCRA.

https://dma.wi.gov/DMA/divisions/wem/about/epcra/EPCRA_Public_Aware_Pamphlet_Public_12-2018.pdf

September is National Preparedness Month.
09/04/2020

September is National Preparedness Month.

Today, I issued a proclamation recognizing September 2020 as #NationalPreparednessMonth in Brown County. Together with Brown County Emergency Management, we are encouraging everyone to be proactive by making a plan for your home and business, identify safe meeting places, and ensure good communication while following Brown County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division guidance for limiting #COVID19 risk.

What:  West winds gusting to around 40 mph.Where:  Across the entire area.When:  Winds will increase abruptly between 80...
09/03/2020

What: West winds gusting to around 40 mph.
Where: Across the entire area.
When: Winds will increase abruptly between 800 am and 1000 am, then continue into the afternoon before slowly diminishing.
Impacts: Driving high profile vehicles may be difficult, especially on north-south roads. Unsecured outdoor objects such as garbage cans and lawn furniture may be blown about. The winds may pose a hazard to poorly secured tents. Winds and the resulting wave action may result in minor flooding and erosion for low-lying areas on the western side of the Door peninsula.
Confidence: High.

#bepreparedbrowncounty

From our friends at US National Weather Service Green Bay Wisconsin...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS AF...
08/28/2020

From our friends at US National Weather Service Green Bay Wisconsin

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Green Bay has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of central Wisconsin and
northeast Wisconsin, including the following areas, in central
Wisconsin, Portage and Wood. In northeast Wisconsin, Brown,
Kewaunee, Outagamie and Waupaca.

* Until 1 PM CDT this afternoon

* Thunderstorms with very heavy rain could produce rainfall amounts
of an inch or two an hour and lead to local flooding.

#TurnAroundDontDrown
#bepreparedbrowncounty

Information from US National Weather Service Green Bay Wisconsin- At 821 AM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thund...
08/27/2020

Information from US National Weather Service Green Bay Wisconsin

- At 821 AM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms - Movement was east at 30 mph.

Winds in excess of 30 mph will be possible with these storms.

If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

#TurnAroundDontDrown
#BePreparedBrownCounty

Always working on preparedness.  Tonight we participated in a Tabletop Exercise with Wisconsin ARES RACES.
08/21/2020

Always working on preparedness. Tonight we participated in a Tabletop Exercise with Wisconsin ARES RACES.

Thank you to all of you that helped make this required exercise happen.  We appreciate it.
08/13/2020

Thank you to all of you that helped make this required exercise happen. We appreciate it.

Training and exercises are an important part of what we do at Wisconsin Emergency Management. Brown County Emergency Management was the lead agency in a full-scale exercise today with their public safety partners at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay. Airports are required to participate in exercises every three years as an FAA certification requirement. Exercises improve the effectiveness of an emergency response to an incident at the airport and to the safety of passengers and responders.

07/08/2020

The siren on Lombardi just west of Oneida has been taken down and needs to be replaced. The replacement date by the City of Green Bay is TBD.

The siren on Howard Fire Station 2 is also down for repairs, siren maintenance hopes to have it up and running as soon as possible for the Village of Howard.

This is another opportunity to remind everyone to not solely rely on the sirens to receive a notification of tornadic weather. NOAA Weather Radios, smart phones, radio, and TV, are all good ways to receive weather information/alerts.

Be Prepared. Make a Plan. Stay Informed.

#BePreparedBrownCounty

The National Weather Service in Green Bay has issued a* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...Southeastern Brown County in n...
07/06/2020

The National Weather Service in Green Bay has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Southeastern Brown County in northeastern Wisconsin...
Northwestern Manitowoc County in east central Wisconsin...

* Until 345 PM CDT.

* At 308 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Valders, or
10 miles west of Manitowoc, moving north at 20 mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include...
Denmark, Valders, Cato, Mishicot, Larrabee, Cooperstown,
Reedsville, Maple Grove, Whitelaw and Francis Creek.

****SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE TODAY****Timing: Noon to 8 PM.  Hazards: Main concern is 60+ mph damaging winds. Large hail a...
06/26/2020

****SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE TODAY****

Timing: Noon to 8 PM.

Hazards: Main concern is 60+ mph damaging winds. Large hail and heavy rainfall that could produce localized flooding is also possible. Although a tornado cannot be ruled out, the risk of tornadoes is a little lower than initially expected. Frequent lightning also expected.

Areas Impacted: The main area of concern is central and east central WI, though strong to severe storms also possible across north central and far northeast WI.

Impacts: Damaging winds may result in property damage, downed trees and power lines. Isolated power outages are possible. Heavy rainfall may result in urban street flooding and ponding of water on roadways. Boaters on area rivers
should be alert for hazardous conditions due to fast flows this weekend.

Take necessary precautions and as always:
#BePreparedBrownCounty

Today in Wisconsin it's Lightning Safety Awareness Day.
06/23/2020

Today in Wisconsin it's Lightning Safety Awareness Day.

Today is Lightning Safety Awareness Day in Wisconsin. Take time today to learn more about how you can make sure you and your family stay safe when thunderstorms are in your area. Remember – When thunder roars, Go indoors! https://dma.wi.gov/DMA/wemnews/2020wemnews/20069

***ATTENTION***Please avoid the area of Charles Street; emergency crews are on scene of a large gas leak.
06/17/2020

***ATTENTION***

Please avoid the area of Charles Street; emergency crews are on scene of a large gas leak.

*UPDATE*

The area has been cleared, leak has been stopped and emergency crews have all gone back in service.

Thank you everyone for your patience!

***ATTENTION***

Please avoid the area of Charles Street; emergency crews are on scene of a large gas leak.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Brown County until 3:45PM
06/11/2020

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Brown County until 3:45PM

Red Smith siren is down and still being worked on.  It will not sound today during the weekly test.  Please use more tha...
06/10/2020

Red Smith siren is down and still being worked on. It will not sound today during the weekly test. Please use more than one method for staying informed of severe weather. Stay safe Brown County!

#BePreparedBrownCounty

06/01/2020

June is here, and that means warm weather with it. Please take the precautions to stay cool in the hot weather. Tomorrow could be 90 degrees or more, so please follow some tips below:

Tips for staying safe during extreme heat:
• Stay cool — Remain inside air-conditioned buildings as much as possible during the hottest parts of the day and avoid direct sunlight.
• Stay aware — Watch for signs of heat-related illnesses, such as weakness, dizziness, nausea, and muscle cramps. If symptoms don’t improve, seek medical attention.
• Stay hydrated — Drink plenty of water. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink!
• Stay informed — Pay attention to local weather forecasts and extreme heat alerts.

#BePreparedBrownCounty

We certainly don't want to sound like a broken record, but with water levels being where they are, it is important to re...
05/28/2020

We certainly don't want to sound like a broken record, but with water levels being where they are, it is important to remain vigilant in our Flood Preparedness. With the possibility for storms, there is always a chance for localized flooding.

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for north-central and northeast Wisconsin.

DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms will bring locally heavy rain to the area today. Severe thunderstorms are not expected. Portions of central, east-central and northeast Wisconsin could receive one to two inches of rain and experience flooding of urban areas, small streams and basements. Locally greater rainfall totals approaching 3 inches will be possible across portions of central Wisconsin
through mid morning.

#BePreparedBrownCounty

Great job City of Green Bay Community & Economic Development!
05/21/2020

Great job City of Green Bay Community & Economic Development!

We have some good news to share regarding flooding (yeah, we just used "good news" and flooding" in the same sentence)! Due to previous and ongoing efforts by City Staff, Green Bay's premium discount for flood insurance was increased from 15% to 20% for homeowners requiring flood insurance. We know we have a long way to go and many battles ahead in our wet city, but we are happy to see some cost savings for property owners!

You can find more flood management information here: https://greenbaywi.gov/548/Floodplain-Management

Press Release: https://greenbaywi.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=256

Steady rain and winds from the North today through Monday. Please take the actions below if you haven’t already.#BePrepa...
05/17/2020

Steady rain and winds from the North today through Monday. Please take the actions below if you haven’t already.

#BePreparedBrownCounty

Green Bay Metro Fire Department
05/16/2020

Green Bay Metro Fire Department

Lakeshore Flood WARNING is now in effect for Green Bay and Brown County from 1 PM Sunday to 7 PM Monday. Strong Sustained NE winds may cause flooding along the bay shoreline and Fox and East Rivers.

People in flood prone areas should be prepared to evacuate the area immediately. Please have a "go bag" ready.

!!! DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOOD WATERS OR AROUND BARRICADES !!!

https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=45659122

"Because the health and safety of the public is my top priority, all Brown County businesses should follow CDC guideline...
05/15/2020

"Because the health and safety of the public is my top priority, all Brown County businesses should follow CDC guidelines for social distancing and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation's business reopening guidelines."

- Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach

• Businesses can find resources to safely reopen from WEDC here: https://wedc.org/reopen-guidelines/
• Businesses can find other tools and resources from the CDC here: https://www.cdc.gov/…/organizatio…/businesses-employers.html
• Businesses can also find COVID-19 resources from the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce here: https://www.greatergbc.org/…/we-still-mean-businesscovid-1…/

As of 2 p.m. CST on Friday May 15th, 2020 the Brown County Public Health Officer 'Safer At Home' order has been rescinded. This is effective immediately.

We urge the community to continue to practice social distancing, washing your hands frequently for 20 seconds or longer, and staying home if you are sick or in a high-risk category.

Businesses are encouraged to follow Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) guidelines for reopening. That information can be found here: https://wedc.org/reopen-guidelines/

Our focus will continue to be on the health and safety of our community and Public Health will continue our efforts to slow the spread of #COVID19. Thank you to all those who live and work in Brown County for everything you have done. Stay safe.

#StayHealthyBC

If you have symptoms of COVID, get tested!  Sites are up and running at the Resch and CASA ALBA.  www.stayhealthybc.com
05/08/2020

If you have symptoms of COVID, get tested! Sites are up and running at the Resch and CASA ALBA. www.stayhealthybc.com

COVID-19 testing begins tomorrow at Casa ALBA. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and would like to be tested please sign up for a slot at www.stayhealthybc.com and view the map shown below for directions. You can also call 211 to set up an appointment if you don’t have access to the internet or a computer. Testing will be provided free of charge.

Las pruebas de COVID-19 en Casa ALBA empiezan mañana. Si tienes síntomas de COVID-19 y quieres una prueba por favor haz una cita en www.stayhealthybc.com y sigue el mapa abajo para direcciones. También puedes llamar a 2-1-1 para hacer una cita si no tienes aceso al internet o a una computadora. Las pruebas son gratuitas.

#stayhealthybc #COVID19 #SaferAtHome

#BePreparedBrownCounty
05/03/2020

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We all want to enjoy the nice weather, but please do so safely (and at least six feet apart)!

The DNR has issued a "Red Flag Warning" for several counties in Wisconsin because of critically dry grasses and trees and weather conditions that support a fire growing out of control if started.

Fire danger in Brown County is listed as "Very High".

DO NOT BURN!

Flood Warning in Effect for Brown County.If you live in a flood plain and water is rising, we highly suggest you evacuat...
04/29/2020

Flood Warning in Effect for Brown County.

If you live in a flood plain and water is rising, we highly suggest you evacuate to higher ground.

The National Weather Service in Green Bay has issued a* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...Brown County in northeastern W...
04/21/2020

The National Weather Service in Green Bay has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Brown County in northeastern Wisconsin...

* Until 845 PM CDT.

* At 736 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from 6 miles northeast of Black Creek to Appleton to near
Rush Lake, moving east at 60 mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Reminder:  NO sirens today.  Please talk with your families, friends, and coworkers about what you would do if you were ...
04/16/2020

Reminder: NO sirens today. Please talk with your families, friends, and coworkers about what you would do if you were warned of a tornado.

IF YOU ARE UNDER A TORNADO WARNING, FIND SAFE SHELTER RIGHT AWAY
-If you can safely get to a sturdy building, then do so immediately.
-Go to a safe room, basement, or storm cellar.
-If you are in a building with no basement, then get to a small interior room on the lowest level.
-Stay away from windows, doors, and outside walls.
-Do not get under an overpass or bridge. You’re safer in a low, flat location.
-Watch out for flying debris that can cause injury or death.
-Use your arms to protect your head and neck.

Have you also checked your disaster kit? Is everything still working and not expired? Now is a better time than any to check your kit.

https://www.ready.gov/kit

#BePreparedBrownCounty

04/15/2020

After deliberation, we have decided to NOT sound the sirens tomorrow. We want to encourage citizens to talk with their families and coworkers about Severe Weather Preparedness and what they would do when sirens sound during a real event, but we have decided to support our partners and encourage social distancing by NOT sounding the sirens tomorrow. There are essential businesses, facilities, etc, that still have large groups of people working, and we do not want to encourage lots of people gathering in small spaces to participate in a drill. We plan to post virtual awareness on social media during the drill. We apologize for any inconvenience we've caused you.

Please share.

#BePreparedBrownCounty

UPDATE: WE WILL NOT BE SETTING OUR SIRENS OFF ON THURSDAY.#BePreparedBrownCounty
04/15/2020

UPDATE: WE WILL NOT BE SETTING OUR SIRENS OFF ON THURSDAY.

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UPDATE:  WE WILL NOT BE SETTING OUR SIRENS OFF ON THURSDAY.Severe Weather Awareness Week continues.  Have you started ma...
04/14/2020

UPDATE: WE WILL NOT BE SETTING OUR SIRENS OFF ON THURSDAY.

Severe Weather Awareness Week continues. Have you started making a plan with your family ? Have you checked the expiration dates of supplies in your home disaster kits? Now's the time to plan for Severe Weather season around the corner!

Please share the word!

#BePreparedBrownCounty

UPDATE: WE WILL NOT BE SETTING OUR SIRENS OFF ON THURSDAY.Remember, this week is Wisconsin's Tornado and Severe Weather ...
04/13/2020

UPDATE: WE WILL NOT BE SETTING OUR SIRENS OFF ON THURSDAY.

Remember, this week is Wisconsin's Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week.

We will still be doing our drill in Brown County on Thursday at 1:45pm, BUT WE WILL NOT BE SETTING OUR SIRENS OFF. Use any free time in the next few days to talk with your family about severe weather preparedness; make a plan, build a kit, be prepared, stay informed!

There won't be any NWS or NOAA Weather Radio alerts, nor radio/TV alerting.

Please spread the word and start talking with your family!

#BePreparedBrownCounty

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04/11/2020

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[4/11/20] The spring storm continues to shape up for the region on Sunday. Rainfall will change over to snow Sunday afternoon across northern Wisconsin, bringing significant accumulating wet snow. The heaviest snowfall is currently expected to fall across far northern Wisconsin. Winds will increase overnight into Monday which will bring concerns for power lines after the snowfall, reduce visibility in areas that are still snowing, and bring the potential for lake and bay shore flooding.

Below is the probability of seeing at least 6" of snow with this system for the area:

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Green Bay, WI
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Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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Will the Brown County Emergency Management consider restarting CERT?
Lauri not sure if you saw my post and I know right now you guys are swamped. However can't kewaunee County uses their code red for weather alerts. Very nice just a thought
Why didn't you alert residents on social media they'd be getting that call to thousands of them?
Did your office send out a phone message to people in Allouez? It is mostly not audible, but the phone number is understandable. Why doesn't your message identify your position with the county? All very confusing and untrustworthy.
Are you really making robocalls to people to go to your website & sign up?