Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management

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However, this Page is intended to be a welcoming and family-friendly environment. Users who post content that is profane, derogatory, or hateful, or that violates Milwaukee County's non-discrimination policy, will have their content deleted and offenders will be banned from the page. Personal attacks leveled against other users will not be tolerated and will also be deleted and be banned from the page. Additionally, any threats or discussion of violence will be forwarded to law enforcement for appropriate review and investigation.

Mission: 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.

Operating as usual

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.

US National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan Wisconsin
02/11/2021

US National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan Wisconsin

A period of light snow is expected across southern Wisconsin late this afternoon into tonight. The snow will be dry and powdery and will quickly cause slippery conditions on roads and walks. The snow will taper off late tonight with more snow possible later Friday night into Saturday. In addition, cold weather is expected to continue through at least the weekend with our coldest temperatures and winds chills expected Saturday night into Sunday morning. Wind Chills as low as -35 F is possible especially across the west and northwest parts of southern Wisconsin. Stay warm and stay safe through this weekend!!!

US National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan Wisconsin
02/06/2021

US National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan Wisconsin

Snow expected this afternoon and evening is focusing further south, so any light accumulations are expected in far southeast Wisconsin this evening. Otherwise, expect a very cold night and first half of the day tomorrow! Wind chill advisory is in effect tonight through Sunday morning.

How is next week looking? The cold continues, with highs struggling to warm above the single digits for most of southern Wisconsin. Could be a few more chances for snow next week, but confidence is low in the forecast that far out.

US National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan Wisconsin
02/05/2021

US National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan Wisconsin

It's been an active 2 weeks across WI, with plenty of snow to go around! Here is a comparison of snow depths across the state two weeks ago compared to this morning! Portions of southern WI may see additional light snow Sat PM, and cold settles in this weekend. Note, the snow depths provided are only estimates!

As the coldest air of this winter season arrives, here are some cold weather reminders! Wind chills are expected to be low enough that without proper clothing, frostbite and hypothermia may set in within 30 mins! If you have elderly neighbors, check in on them at times. Don't forget about your pets during this cold stretch!

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.

US National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan Wisconsin
12/11/2020

US National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan Wisconsin

Band of wet & heavy snow will impact central & southern Wisconsin tonight through Saturday. Highest amounts will be inland away from Lake MI. Expect wet slushy roads with generally between 2-5 in. of snow. Potential exists for higher amounts. Winter Wx Advsy in effect. #wiwx

US National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan Wisconsin
11/10/2020

US National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan Wisconsin

Tornado Watch in effect until 8 PM tonight. Expect chances for severe winds in addition to potential for a few tornadoes this afternoon into the early evening as storms move northeast.

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10/22/2020

Photos from Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management's post

Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management's cover photo
10/22/2020

Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management's cover photo

Office of the Milwaukee County Clerk
10/22/2020

Office of the Milwaukee County Clerk

If you have your absentee ballot, bring it to one of our Curbside Dropoff locations this week! There are five to choose from, either tomorrow, October 22 or Sunday, October 25. It's a great way to remain safe while still making your voice heard.

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)What Does EPCRA Cover? EPCRA has four major provisions: • Emer...
09/21/2020
How Does OEM

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)

What Does EPCRA Cover?

EPCRA has four major provisions:
• Emergency planning
• Emergency release notification
• Hazardous chemical storage reporting requirements
• Toxic chemical release inventory

Information collected from these four requirements helps states and communities develop a broad perspective of chemical hazards for the entire community, as well as for individual facilities.

Our Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) works with businesses to meet each provision’s requirement. The LEPC includes representatives of elected officials, law enforcement, civil defense, firefighting, first aid, health service, hospital, transportation, local environmental operations, broadcast/print media, community groups and owners/operators subject to the requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.

https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Office-of-Emergency-Management/How-Does-OEM

Learn how OEM prepares for disasters, works with our communities, connects first responders, and helps fight the opioid epidemic.

County Executive David Crowley
06/02/2020

County Executive David Crowley

FYI: Updated information for the free National Guard COVID-19 testing sites in Milwaukee. New North Side Milwaukee location and an updated dates and hours of operation for both sites. Check graphics below for details. No appointment necessary.

County Executive David Crowley
05/26/2020

County Executive David Crowley

Starting today, the Wisconsin National Guard will be pausing the free COVID-19 testing site at the Midtown Center. There are still 9 northside Milwaukee locations (listed below) that offer free testing. All are welcome - no insurance, income or immigration restrictions. Appointments are required at these locations.

County Executive David Crowley
05/18/2020

County Executive David Crowley

FYI: Starting this Monday, May 18th, hours of operation at the two free COVID-19 testing sites staffed by the National Guard have changed to 11am-8pm. There still is no appointment necessary and the days of operation have not changed.

Remember to never drive through flooded roadways. Turn around, don’t drown!
05/17/2020

Remember to never drive through flooded roadways. Turn around, don’t drown!

Already saw 1 to 2 inches across the southern Wisconsin this morning and afternoon. Will continue to see moderate to heavy rainfall through evening and into Monday. An additional 1 to 3 inches of rainfall is expected later this afternoon/evening. Thus, potential for flooding continues, especially for area east of I-90. Area rivers will continue to rise in response to the today’s heavy rainfall with several of our eastern rivers expected to rise above flood stage tonight into Monday.

County Executive David Crowley
05/13/2020

County Executive David Crowley

The National Guard is conducting FREE public COVID-19 testing at two Milwaukee sites. Open to the public and no one will be turned away. We especially encourage those experiencing symptoms and our essential workers (healthcare, transportation, food, manufacturing, etc.) to be tested!

If you have symptoms, please do not take public transportation. Please wear a mask when you go out in public. Hours and locations are listed below.

Did you know Extreme Heat is a form of severe weather? Heat waves can have devastating impacts on communities who are no...
04/17/2020

Did you know Extreme Heat is a form of severe weather? Heat waves can have devastating impacts on communities who are not prepared. Plan ahead to know where your local cooling shelters are this summer. #ReadyMKE #ReadyWI #wiwx

Take advantage of this time with your families to make a severe weather safety plan. Where is your severe weather safe s...
04/16/2020

Take advantage of this time with your families to make a severe weather safety plan. Where is your severe weather safe space? #ReadyMKE #ReadyWI #wiwx

Wisconsin experienced 28 tornadoes last year alone. One of them occurred in our neighboring Waukesha County. Tornadoes c...
04/16/2020

Wisconsin experienced 28 tornadoes last year alone. One of them occurred in our neighboring Waukesha County. Tornadoes can happen anywhere and anytime! #ReadyMKE #ReadyWI #wiwx

Think you can drive through that flooded roadway? TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN! #ReadyMKE #ReadyWI #wiwx
04/15/2020

Think you can drive through that flooded roadway? TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN! #ReadyMKE #ReadyWI #wiwx

When thunder roars, go indoors! #ReadyWI #ReadyWI #wiwx
04/14/2020

When thunder roars, go indoors! #ReadyWI #ReadyWI #wiwx

The NOAA NWS Storm Prediction Center provides daily severe weather outlooks year round. Make sure you know the terminolo...
04/14/2020

The NOAA NWS Storm Prediction Center provides daily severe weather outlooks year round. Make sure you know the terminology they use for one of our most common types of severe weather: thunderstorms! #ReadyMKE #ReadyWI #wiwx

Severe weather happens every year in Milwaukee County. Here's a peak at the types of severe weather we experience. #Read...
04/14/2020

Severe weather happens every year in Milwaukee County. Here's a peak at the types of severe weather we experience. #ReadyMKE #ReadyWI #wiwx

Do you know the different weather alerts and how to receive them? #ReadyMKE #ReadyWI #wiwx
04/13/2020

Do you know the different weather alerts and how to receive them? #ReadyMKE #ReadyWI #wiwx

Like many things, this year weather awareness week looks a little different than normal. We will be doing a virtual torn...
04/13/2020

Like many things, this year weather awareness week looks a little different than normal. We will be doing a virtual tornado drill and will NOT be sounding the sirens. We will provide various topics throughout the week and ask that you and your family take this opportunity to practice your severe weather plan. Even in times like these, severe weather can have devastating impacts.

We know that social distancing is difficult. Social distancing can lead to social isolation. If you are feeling overwhel...
04/11/2020

We know that social distancing is difficult. Social distancing can lead to social isolation. If you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division offers professional counselors to help with the 24-hour crisis hotline. (414) 257-7222.

Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management's cover photo
04/03/2020

Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management's cover photo

Milwaukee County Parks
03/15/2020

Milwaukee County Parks

Out of an abundance of caution, Milwaukee County today will take immediate preventative steps to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Effective immediately, Milwaukee County Parks facilities will be closed to the public until further notice.

“The health and safety of Milwaukee County residents and visitors is our top priority, so we must continue to put our full weight behind ensuring we are prepared for COVID-19,” said Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele. “Closing our large public facilities is the best way to serve our residents and protect our community at this time, and we look forward to re-opening as soon as it is safe to do so.”

Effective immediately, the majority of Milwaukee County Parks public venues will close until further notice and public events, rentals, and programs scheduled to be held at these venues have also been canceled. Closed facilities include Mitchell Park Domes, Noyes Indoor Pool, Pulaski Indoor Pool, King Community Center, Kosciusko Community Center, Milwaukee County Sports Complex, Wehr Nature Center visitor center, Boerner Botanical Gardens Visitor Center, Wilson Recreation Center & Ice Arena, and Wil-O-Way facilities at Grant and Underwood.

“The health and safety of our community and staff members are our highest priority,” Parks Executive Director Guy Smith said. “We want to remind people that Parks remain a healthy support in this situation. People may practice social distancing and healthy habits while enjoying their parks, and the department will do our best to keep outdoor park facilities accessible to the public during this challenging time.”

Parks, trails, and outdoor amenities including dog parks, disc golf courses and self-pay golf courses will remain open. The Grant Golf Course and pro shop will also remain open. Parks operations staff will continue to maintain parks and facilities as needed and the Park Rangers will continue to patrol parks. Horticulture staff will continue to tend to the plants and animals at the Mitchell Park Domes and Wehr Nature Center.

Parks will continue following CDC guidelines, which now recommend limiting gatherings be limited to less than 25 people, will also mean scheduled sports leagues, rentals and events will also be canceled or postponed. Additional updates on the action Milwaukee County Parks is taking can be found at https://countyparksmke.com/coronavirus

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele yesterday issued a proclamation declaring a local public health emergency due to COVID-19. COVID-19 is expected to impact affect public health and efforts must be taken to prevent its spread. The proclamation provides Milwaukee County the necessary tools to act expediently in response to the virus.

03/02/2020
Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management
02/27/2020

Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management

Our hearts are heavy today as we send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the victims, their family and friends, and a...
02/27/2020

Our hearts are heavy today as we send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the victims, their family and friends, and all of those who were affected by yesterday's shooting. We will be standing alongside our community as we try to recover from this horrific event. We are #milwaukeestrong.

Address

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 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(414) 226-7302

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