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OEM is in the business of urban resiliency: the protection of lives and property through exacting communications to decision-makers and through the total coordination of resources, on-location and on-time. OEM strives for a 'whole community' approach, meaning collaborative stewardship in government and in private entities, thereby allowing civic society to bounce back from the shocks of our increasingly complex culture.

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Photos from St. Francis Fire Department's post
10/20/2022

Photos from St. Francis Fire Department's post

If you are pulling out the space heater, remember:✔️ Only plug directly into wall outlets✔️ Never use an extension cord ...
10/17/2022

If you are pulling out the space heater, remember:

✔️ Only plug directly into wall outlets
✔️ Never use an extension cord or power strip
✔️ Keep at least 3 feet from anything that can burn
✔️ Check for cracked or damaged cords or plugs

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10/17/2022

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It is important to have a home fire escape plan when there are children in your home. Have a plan for young children who cannot get outside by themselves. Talk about who will help each child get out safely.

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10/13/2022

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Colder temperatures are back.🌡️
If you are pulling out the space heaters, remember these fire safety tips:
✔️Check your heater for cracked or damaged cords or plugs
✔️Plug heaters directly into wall outlets
✔️Never use an extension cord or power strip with a space heater

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10/12/2022

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It’s never too early for kids to learn what to do during an emergency.🚨
Educators who interact with fourth and fifth grade students in Wisconsin are encouraged to offer the state’s Student Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP) program to students this spring.👩‍🏫
Learn more about the program and how to sign-up 👉http://ow.ly/zIhj50L8fRF

10/12/2022

Today's scheduled test of the Outdoor Warning Sirens in Milwaukee County was cancelled due to overcast weather. Weather permitting, OEM tests the sirens on the second Wednesday of every month at noon. The next test is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at noon.

10/12/2022

Look for scattered showers to move northeastward through the area this evening. A few thunderstorms are possible, with gusty winds to 35 MPH and brief heavy rainfall possible. There may be a lull in the shower activity for a few hours this evening, before more showers and some storms develop later this evening and overnight. A strong cold front moving through the region Wednesday morning will continue to bring showers and some storms to the area. Go indoors if you hear thunder, and slow down if driving on wet roads.

10/11/2022

REMINDER: Milwaukee County will test its Outdoor Warning Sirens tomorrow, Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at noon as part of our routine monthly testing. In the event of inclement weather, we will cancel the test and post a notification on this page by 11am tomorrow.

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09/29/2022

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ARE YOU READY?
The FEMA Region 5 Youth Preparedness Council is hosting a free webinar tonight to help multiple generations create a of preparedness.
Register here: http://ow.ly/E1uz50KQzK7

09/25/2022

A cluster of strong thunderstorms will continue to move southeast across central and portions of southern Wisconsin this evening. There is a small chance that a storm or two could become severe.

If you have any reports of hail or strong winds this evening, please leave your reports in the comments below! Thank you in advance!

Learn how you and your loved ones can prepare for unexpected emergencies and natural disasters by attending "Are You Rea...
09/21/2022

Learn how you and your loved ones can prepare for unexpected emergencies and natural disasters by attending "Are You Ready? Youth & Family Preparedness Workshop" on Thursday, September 29. The audience for this virtual course includes youth, children, parents, and educators. Register Here: https://bit.ly/3eKiFQz

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09/19/2022

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Carbon monoxide (CO) is called the "invisible killer" because it's an odorless, colorless, poisonous gas.
☑️Make sure you have a CO alarm on every level of your home
☑️Test alarms regularly and replace them every 5 -7 years depending on the manufacturer's label

09/17/2022

Stop by Open Doors South Milwaukee at South Milwaukee Fire Department and try your hand at compressions only CPR. It only takes 65 seconds to learn to save a life!
11AM to 2PM

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09/17/2022

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While planning for disasters, include the needs of your kids and review your emergency plan together. Consider:
☑️Safe, familiar, and accessible places where your family can reunite
☑️Put copies of family contacts in their backpacks
Learn more: http://ow.ly/jnXo50IqJNV

Whether you’re a kid or teen yourself, a parent or loved one, or work with youth, Ready Kids has tools and information t...
09/14/2022

Whether you’re a kid or teen yourself, a parent or loved one, or work with youth, Ready Kids has tools and information to help before, during and after disasters: https://www.ready.gov/kids

Youth preparedness is about empowering the state and nation's future.
While children face unique vulnerabilities, they can also play an important role during emergencies and help build resilience.
Learn more: http://ow.ly/kkvO50KHjbt


09/13/2022

Reminder: Milwaukee County will test its Outdoor Warning Sirens tomorrow, Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at noon as part of our routine monthly testing. In the event of inclement weather, we will cancel the test and post a notification on this page by 11am tomorrow.

It’s never too early for kids to learn what to do during an emergency. Educators who interact with fourth and fifth grad...
09/12/2022

It’s never too early for kids to learn what to do during an emergency. Educators who interact with fourth and fifth grade students in Wisconsin are encouraged to offer the state’s Student Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP) program to students this spring. Learn more about the program and how to sign-up: http://ow.ly/xIgy50KHls8

It’s never too early for kids to learn what to do during an emergency.
Educators who interact with fourth and fifth grade students in Wisconsin are encouraged to offer the state’s Student Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP) program to students this spring.
Learn more about the program and how to sign-up: http://ow.ly/xIgy50KHls8

09/12/2022

Evening Radar Update: Moderate Rain continues with localized flooding possible, especially over southeast Wisconsin.

Photos from US National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan Wisconsin's post
09/11/2022

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

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09/11/2022

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09/11/2022

1:30PM Radar Update: Widespread, moderate rain is moving into southern Wisconsin this afternoon. Localized heavy rainfall will be possible into this evening and may result in flooding.

09/11/2022

Expected rainfall amounts have risen to 2-5 inches for today and Monday. A Flood Watch has been issued for much of southern WI.

09/10/2022

When is the rain expected to start? Check out the graphic for the estimated start time for your area. Additional details can be found at weather.gov/mkx

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09/09/2022

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Don't forget to add important documents to your emergency kit. Add printed copies in a folder and put it in a waterproof bag or container.📁
These documents include:
📃Passports
📃Prescriptions
📃Insurance policies
Learn more: http://ow.ly/2U4W50KCxfc

09/09/2022

High chance for at least 1 to 2 inches of rainfall across southern Wisconsin from Saturday through Monday. Periods of heavy rain is expected as a slow moving system pushes through with a chance for some minor flooding. (Apologies, the previous post had an incorrect heading)

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09/06/2022

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A home disaster kit should include items you need in an emergency.
☑️Keep your kit clearly labeled in a cool, dry place
☑️Place it in an easily accessible place when you need it
☑️Update some of the items regularly, such as food, water, and batteries

An emergency kit should have everything you need to survive for several days. Keeping your kit stocked with necessities ...
09/06/2022

An emergency kit should have everything you need to survive for several days. Keeping your kit stocked with necessities like food, water, and medical care can make a difference in the face of a disaster. Find checklists and more at: https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/make-a-kit/

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09/02/2022

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Dangerous swimming conditions are increasingly likely this weekend at many Lake Michigan beaches due to high waves and onshore winds. Beachgoers are encouraged to pay close attention to the forecast and strongly consider staying out of the water!

September is Preparedness Month! One of the first steps of being prepared for a disaster or emergency is having a plan.✅...
09/01/2022

September is Preparedness Month! One of the first steps of being prepared for a disaster or emergency is having a plan.

✅Consider any special needs in your family
✅Help kids learn important phone numbers
✅Learn your evacuation routes

Learn more: http://ow.ly/px0G50Kx1U7





ALT TEXT: Image of a cell phone screen with a text box message that says 'Thursday, September 1, Start of Preparedness Month! Το do: WRITE DOWN everyone's phone numbers. Pick out meeting spots in case of emergency. Schedule family meeting to discuss. Call Mom. Write out plan. Check out readywisconsin.wi.gov/make-a-plan

08/30/2022

Disasters can happen anytime, anywhere. To encourage all Wisconsinites to be ready, Governor Tony Evers has declared September Preparedness Month in Wisconsin.

Find out how to create a lasting legacy at https://wem.wi.gov/ready220829/

08/28/2022
08/28/2022
08/28/2022

Heads up! Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 7 PM for all of southern WI!

Photos from US National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan Wisconsin's post
08/28/2022

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

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08/26/2022

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Happy to all
of our furry friends out there! Remember to build an emergency kit for your pets in case of an emergency. Include:

✅ Food and water for several days
✅ Medicine & sanitation/grooming items
✅ Collar with an ID & a leash

More: ready.gov/pets

Photos from American Red Cross of Wisconsin's post
08/26/2022

Photos from American Red Cross of Wisconsin's post

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08/25/2022

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Is your emergency kit fully stocked? Include:
🔋 Flashlight, chargers & back up batteries
📻 Hand crank radio
💊 First Aid Kit
✅ Enough supplies to last you several days
Learn more: http://ow.ly/FnV450Ks8Nj

08/24/2022

Cloud cover will gradually increase during the afternoon and evening hours. Showers and thunderstorms are expected overnight tonight into Thursday. Heavy rainfall will be possible overnight into early morning Thursday. Scattered showers and storms will continue to be possible throughout the day Thursday. Dry weather returns Friday and Saturday.

Address

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

Opening Hours

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

Telephone

+14142267302

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