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Being prepared means having food, water and other supplies to last for several days after an emergency. For this week of...
09/07/2021
Build A Kit | Ready.gov

Being prepared means having food, water and other supplies to last for several days after an emergency. For this week of National Preparedness Month, learn how to build an emergency kit for you and your family. Find a checklist of recommended items and more at: https://www.ready.gov/kit

These resources teach you to build an emergency kit filled with the items you need to survive on your own for several days after a disaster. After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for sever...

Update the contacts in your kid’s cell phone to include important numbers they may need in an emergency. Don’t forget to...
09/03/2021

Update the contacts in your kid’s cell phone to include important numbers they may need in an emergency. Don’t forget to include someone outside the area, who might be easier to reach during a disaster. #PreparednessMonth

Update the contacts in your kid’s cell phone to include important numbers they may need in an emergency. Don’t forget to include someone outside the area, who might be easier to reach during a disaster. #PreparednessMonth

Today is the start of National Preparedness Month! The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is pro...
09/01/2021
Make A Plan | Ready.gov

Today is the start of National Preparedness Month! The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

The first step to being prepared is to make a plan. Talk to your friends and family about how you would communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find. Find step-by-step guidance on how to make your plan at https://www.ready.gov/plan

Learn how to make a family emergency communication plan. Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting ...

National Preparedness Month starts soon! We observe this each September to raise awareness about the importance of prepa...
08/30/2021

National Preparedness Month starts soon! We observe this each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. Each week will have a different focus, check out more information at: https://www.ready.gov/september

We’re proud to have been recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for meeting the la...
08/25/2021

We’re proud to have been recognized by the American Heart Association
and American Stroke Association for meeting the latest research-based standards for
resuscitation care with a Get With The Guidelines Achievement Award. Learn more.
#GetWithTheGuidelines, American Heart Association

08/25/2021

Hot and humid again today. Stay hydrated if outdoors. Small chances for thunderstorms over far southern WI today. Then multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms then expected from late Thursday afternoon into Saturday morning, especially over south central WI. Rainfall amounts of 2+ inches are possible.

08/23/2021

With increasing temperatures and dewpoints expect heat indices well into the 90s, possibly reaching into the 100s for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Storm Recovery Resources for Milwaukee County ResidentsAs Milwaukee County Residents clean up from this week’s storms, m...
08/13/2021

Storm Recovery Resources for Milwaukee County Residents

As Milwaukee County Residents clean up from this week’s storms, many are in need of information on local resources that can help. Here is a summary of some resources:

Connect to Help through 211:

The easiest way to connect to local resource help is by calling 211. Knowledgeable resource specialists are available 24/7 to provide one-on-one assistance on updated information that is being provided by local agencies and organizations in your area. 211 maintains a database that includes information on help with emergency food, housing & shelter, utilities, and much more.

You can reach 211 a number of ways:
- Call: Simply dial 211 from your cell phone or landline anywhere in Wisconsin, 24/7. If you can’t reach 211 this way, you can also call 877-947-2211.
- Online: Visit the online database of resources at: https://211wisconsin.communityos.org/guided-search
- Text: Text your zip code to 898211.

Emergency Shelter & Cooling Centers:

Residents are encouraged to call 211 for information on the closest cooling center that is open to them, and help to access a shelter through a coordinated intake process. Additional information on rent assistance and other housing help are also available.

Residents in need of emergency food:

- Contact your local emergency food pantry or meal site: dial 211 to find the closest food pantry or meal site that is open in your neighborhood. Food pantries provide groceries, meal sites provide prepared meals.
- MAP: This Hunger Task Force map is updated daily with information on emergency food distribution sites in Milwaukee: https://www.hungertaskforce.org/what-we-do/get-help-now-covid-19/
- Replacement FoodShare Benefits: Current FoodShare members who lose food purchased with FoodShare benefits due to a flood, a fire, or other household misfortune, can request the replacement benefits from the State. Members should fill out the Request for Replacement FoodShare Benefits Form (https://bit.ly/37Cy4LM) and submit it to their local agency online, by fax, by mail or in-person. The form must be submitted no more than ten (10) days after the incident. For more information, visit: Emergency FoodShare Benefit Replacement Assistance - Hunger Task Force.

Storm Recovery Resources for Milwaukee County Residents

As Milwaukee County Residents clean up from this week’s storms, many are in need of information on local resources that can help. Here is a summary of some resources:

Connect to Help through 211:

The easiest way to connect to local resource help is by calling 211. Knowledgeable resource specialists are available 24/7 to provide one-on-one assistance on updated information that is being provided by local agencies and organizations in your area. 211 maintains a database that includes information on help with emergency food, housing & shelter, utilities, and much more.

You can reach 211 a number of ways:
- Call: Simply dial 211 from your cell phone or landline anywhere in Wisconsin, 24/7. If you can’t reach 211 this way, you can also call 877-947-2211.
- Online: Visit the online database of resources at: https://211wisconsin.communityos.org/guided-search
- Text: Text your zip code to 898211.

Emergency Shelter & Cooling Centers:

Residents are encouraged to call 211 for information on the closest cooling center that is open to them, and help to access a shelter through a coordinated intake process. Additional information on rent assistance and other housing help are also available.

Residents in need of emergency food:

- Contact your local emergency food pantry or meal site: dial 211 to find the closest food pantry or meal site that is open in your neighborhood. Food pantries provide groceries, meal sites provide prepared meals.
- MAP: This Hunger Task Force map is updated daily with information on emergency food distribution sites in Milwaukee: https://www.hungertaskforce.org/what-we-do/get-help-now-covid-19/
- Replacement FoodShare Benefits: Current FoodShare members who lose food purchased with FoodShare benefits due to a flood, a fire, or other household misfortune, can request the replacement benefits from the State. Members should fill out the Request for Replacement FoodShare Benefits Form (https://bit.ly/37Cy4LM) and submit it to their local agency online, by fax, by mail or in-person. The form must be submitted no more than ten (10) days after the incident. For more information, visit: Emergency FoodShare Benefit Replacement Assistance - Hunger Task Force.

Tomorrow will be hot and humid, with heat indices reaching the low 90s to 100s. On days like this, your body's ability t...
08/09/2021

Tomorrow will be hot and humid, with heat indices reaching the low 90s to 100s. On days like this, your body's ability to cool itself may be challenged! Know the signs of heat related illnesses and how to prevent them: https://www.weather.gov/safety/heat-illness

Tomorrow will be hot and humid, with heat indices reaching the low 90s to 100s. On days like this, your body's ability to cool itself may be challenged! Know the signs of heat related illnesses and how to prevent them: https://www.weather.gov/safety/heat-illness

08/09/2021

Next Wednesday, August 11th, we will coordinate with the Federal Communications Commission to conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts. The test will be at approximately 2:20 p.m. ET. 📲 📺📻

Get your questions answered from our FAQ: fema.gov/fact-sheet/frequently-asked-questions-2021-ipaws-national-test

Milwaukee County’s tornado sirens sound ONLY for tornadoes and are meant as a warning for people outdoors. Make sure you...
07/28/2021

Milwaukee County’s tornado sirens sound ONLY for tornadoes and are meant as a warning for people outdoors.

Make sure you stay weather aware and have multiple ways to be alerted of severe weather both indoors and outdoors. On top of NOAA Weather Radios, there are many different apps available that can alert you of severe weather.

Please note that Outdoor Warning Sirens are meant for people that are outdoors and not for those that are sleeping with windows closed.

Photos from US National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan Wisconsin's post
07/28/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan Wisconsin's post

Timeline Photos
07/16/2021

Timeline Photos

If you experience flooding in your home, it’s important to get the cleanup started as soon as it’s safe to enter the area. Document the damage. Safely dispose of damaged items and building materials. #ReadyWI #floodsafety

Timeline Photos
06/16/2021

Timeline Photos

It'll be nice today but heat, humidity, & chances for storms return Thursday. Strong to severe storms are possible mainly Thursday evening/overnight as a complex of storms moves through. Damaging winds & large hail main threats. Still some uncertainty so stay wx aware. #wiwx

Don't forget about your pets when it's hot out. And don't even think about leaving them in your car on warm days!
06/02/2021

Don't forget about your pets when it's hot out. And don't even think about leaving them in your car on warm days!

Don't forget about your pets when it's hot out. And don't even think about leaving them in your car on warm days!

Look before you lock! It doesn't take long for the temperature inside your car to turn deadly.
06/02/2021

Look before you lock! It doesn't take long for the temperature inside your car to turn deadly.

Look before you lock! It doesn't take long for the temperature inside your car to turn deadly.

Today is Heat Safety Awareness Day! Heat related deaths and illnesses are preventable. Make sure you practice heat safet...
06/02/2021

Today is Heat Safety Awareness Day! Heat related deaths and illnesses are preventable. Make sure you practice heat safety wherever you are!

Turn Around Don't Drown...or ruin your car!  Driving through flooded roadways can cause your car to stall out and potent...
04/16/2021

Turn Around Don't Drown...or ruin your car! Driving through flooded roadways can cause your car to stall out and potentially be totaled!

It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin and today we’re talking about tornado safety. Did you know that Milwauke...
04/13/2021

It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin and today we’re talking about tornado safety. Did you know that Milwaukee County has seen 25 tornadoes since 1844?

Make sure you know where your severe weather storm shelter is. For apartment buildings or homes with no basement, find the inner most room with few or no windows - usually a bathroom. Make sure that when you receive a tornado warning you seek shelter immediately!

Check out this link for more tornado safety tips: https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/be-informed/tornado/

03/17/2021
readywisconsin.wi.gov

Check out the link below for important flood preparedness information!

https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/wp-content/uploads/Resources/PDF/Flooding.pdf

Our first round of spring-like storm weather comes through later tonight.
03/10/2021

Our first round of spring-like storm weather comes through later tonight.

A cold front moving east through southern Wisconsin this evening and into the overnight hours will bring a broken line of showers, along with a few thunderstorms. The number of storms will depend on how unstable the airmass ahead of the front can get, which is still uncertain. If storms do form, they may produce wind gusts to 60 MPH, mainly over south central Wisconsin. Keep up with the forecast for this period.

Are you or someone you know interested in the OEM 911 Quality Assurance Coordinator position? If so, check out the link ...
02/17/2021
Now hiring: 911 Quality Assurance Coordinator!

Are you or someone you know interested in the OEM 911 Quality Assurance Coordinator position? If so, check out the link below!

Quality Assurance (QA) is a requirement across all four divisions of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), predominantly in 911/EMS Communications...

More snow is on the way this evening. Are you loving our snow filled 2021 or ready for some warmer weather?
02/15/2021

More snow is on the way this evening. Are you loving our snow filled 2021 or ready for some warmer weather?

Racine and Kenosha Counties have been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning. Periods of moderate to heavy snow will affect these areas from late afternoon into Tuesday morning. Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Sheboygan will remain in a Winter Weather Advisory for now.

Photos from US National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan Wisconsin's post
02/11/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan Wisconsin's post

Photos from US National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan Wisconsin's post
02/06/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan Wisconsin's post

Photos from US National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan Wisconsin's post
02/05/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan Wisconsin's post

Get ready for some more winter weather!
02/02/2021

Get ready for some more winter weather!

After Thursday's snow, the coldest air of the season will settle over southern Wisconsin Friday through Sunday. Wind chills may fall to 20 to 30 below zero Saturday night and again Sunday night.

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633 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 700
Milwaukee, WI
53203

General information

Milwaukee County OEM tests our outdoor warning sirens on the second Wednesday of every month at noon. The sirens will not be tested during this time when there is bad weather.

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

Telephone

(414) 226-7302

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