Oneida Emergency Management

Oneida Emergency Management Oneida EM Department 2783 Freedom Road Oneida, WI. USA 54155 920-869-6650

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The Labor Day weekend is a chance to get out and enjoy one last summer adventure before the school year begins and the weather turns cooler. Whether you are staying local or taking a trip, ReadyWisconsin encourages you to make safety a priority.

“Holiday weekends can mean trips to community events, campgrounds, and tourist destinations across the state,” said Wisconsin Emergency Management administrator Dr. Darrell Williams. “It can also be a dangerous time on the roads, especially during the Labor Day period. That’s why we want everyone to take steps to ensure they have a memorable and safe weekend.”

ReadyWisconsin offers the following advice:
• Know before you go. For up-to-date information about traffic issues or road closures, visit You can also download the free mobile app or follow @511WI on Twitter.
• Leave home at times that will allow you to avoid heavy traffic, such as before rush hour Friday or early Saturday morning. If you are returning home Monday morning, get on the road before late afternoon or after 10 p.m. to reduce traffic hassles.
• Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle with items such as a first-aid kit, bottled water, and energy bars. Have a car charger for your cell phone, in case you need to call for help.
• People and pets should never be left inside a parked car. Even with the windows cracked open, temperatures inside a vehicle can reach 100 degrees in less than 10 minutes on an average summer day.
• If you are spending time outdoors, check the forecast before you head out and make sure you have a way to receive alerts about any approaching severe weather. Carry a portable weather radio or keep a weather app loaded on your cell phone.
• If you are celebrating at home, remember to never leave a lit grill unattended and keep a fire extinguisher nearby. If you have been drinking, never get behind the wheel of a car.
For more safety tips, including how to build an emergency kit for your home and vehicles, visit ReadyWisconsin at You can also follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter (

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Free Pre-conference training availble to all community members. Registration is still open for these classes.

Free Pre-conference training availble to all community members. Registration is still open for these classes.

If you are available Wednesday August 21st, Please make an appointment to donate.

If you are available Wednesday August 21st, Please make an appointment to donate.


There is a chance of Severe Thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. If you notice any tree or other debris blocking the roadway or downed power lines call Oneida Police Department at 920-869-2239 immediately and report the location of the Hazard. STAY AWAY from downed power lines do not attempt to move or touch the power lines. For tree or other debris blocking the roadway call Oneida Police Department to report the location of the Hazard, OPD will inform the responsible agency to respond where the Hazard exists.


The recent storms and high winds have caused numerous trees to fall and damage property or structures. Many homeowners want to make hasty decisions to remove trees that could be saved. Follow these guidelines for “Hazardous Tree” from storm damage.
- Observation of the tree site and location.
o Approach the area with caution and assess the situation.
o Any down wires or contact with wires, call 911 and local service provider immediately.
- Assess the Damage
o Is the tree healthy? (Other than storm damage)
o Is the tree creating a hazard?
o Are major limbs damaged?
Damage to a home, vehicle, or structure will require the homeowner to notify their Insurance Company and follow the established process.
- Make the decision
o Can the tree be saved?
 With care of slight damage (prune a broken limb or branches) the tree will begin the process of wound repair.
o Wait and observe the situation.
 Valuable tree appears to be a borderline case, give it some time to recover.
 Final decision can be made later.
o Remove the tree.
 Simply cannot be saved or is causing a hazard.
• Tree/trunk is weakened or a considerable failure. (Split or cracked)
• 50% of the crown is gone or compromised.
Large trees or limbs under tension or causing a hazard contact any of the following.
 Oneida Forester – Melissa Johnson (920) 370-6520
 N.R. Tech. Supervisor – Louis Mehojah (920) 613-6194
 Natural Resources Dir. – Shad Webster (920) 613-6184
 Oneida Conservation Dept. (920) 869-1450

Staff will continue to assess and prioritize the situations as they are reported. Please understand, there have been numerous reports since the first initial storms and staff are focused on Elderly residence, Organizational Departments, and roadway issues.


The storm has left considerable problems for homeowners and renters in the area. PLEASE check your homeowner and or rental insurance to see if assistance is available.

The following places have been designated as “Cooling Stations”
Oneida Robert Cornelius VFW on Service Road next to the White Eagle, cooling and charging
Oneida Veteran Affairs office on Riverdale cooling and charging
Oneida Family Fitness Center cooling, charging and showers
Oneida is working to provide water at the cooling stations.

Oneida Food Pantry will be open at 11 am today

Tree branches, debris in yards:
Elders if possible get the debris to the end of the driveway for pick up
Others, help the elders and also have you debris at the end of your driveway or drop off at Conservation on County Rd U

Other debris may be taken to DPW to their construction dumpster

When depositing spoiled food in your trash containers, be wary of bears and other animals that might try to access your garbage.

If you have other problems and concerns regarding the aftermath of the storms and are looking for tribal assistance, please call the Tribe at 869- 4364 Have your concern and address ready to share or leave a voice message.

Please be patient as everyone will be working to assist as efficiently as possible.

The Oneida Nation appreciates all the assistance and support our community has provided one another. We encourage continued support and assistance to those in need. The Public Service companies have called in 3000 additional workers to restore power to our area.

As more information becomes available we will provide updates.


Residents reminded to stay cool, hydrated, and informed during extreme heat
High temperatures are expected over much of Wisconsin during the next several days, and the Department of Health Services is reminding residents to take steps to stay cool during this heat wave.
“Hot temperatures and humidity can be dangerous and even deadly,” said Jeanne Ayers, State Health Officer. “During this heat wave, it’s important to stay cool and hydrated, and check weather conditions before heading outside.”
Follow these tips to stay safe during extreme heat:
 Stay in air conditioning. When possible, stay in air conditioning on hot days. If you don’t have air conditioning, head to libraries, malls, and other public spaces to keep cool.
 Check on loved ones. Be sure to check on older friends and neighbors who live alone and don’t have air conditioning.
 Avoid going outside during the hottest part of the day. If you have to be outside, stick to the cooler morning and evening hours. Wear light, loose clothing and take frequent, air conditioned breaks.
 Beware of hot cars. Never leave a person or a pet in a parked car, even for a short time. On an 80 degree day, the temperature inside a car can reach 100 degrees in less than 10 minutes.
 Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water on hot days. Avoid alcohol and hot, heavy meals. Watch your local weather forecasts so you can plan outdoor activities safely. Pay attention to any extreme heat alerts.
Remember that anyone can get sick from the heat. In Wisconsin, people ages 15-34 are the most likely to report to the ER for getting sick from the heat. No matter your age or how healthy you are, it’s important to stay cool and hydrated, and check the forecast before heading outside.
If you start feeling overheated, weak, dizzy, nauseated, or have muscle cramps, you could be experiencing heat illness. Move to air conditioning, drink water, get under a fan, and put on cool washcloths. If your symptoms worsen or don’t improve, go to the emergency room.


Please shop for necessities today before 6pm. Tonight at 6pm the State of Wisconsin will be under a Wind Chill advisor for the temperatures that will move into oure area over the next 2 days.
Wind Chill temperatures are predicted to be between -40 and -50 degrees in many areas.
Please stay safe and limit your time outside as much as possible.



They're nature’s most violent storms.

They come from powerful thunderstorms.

Tornado’s can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds.

It’s a rotating funnel-shaped cloud with whirling winds that can reach up too 300mph.

Damage paths can be in excess of 1 mile wide and 50 mile long.

May appear transparent until dust and debris are picked up or a cloud forms in the funnel.

The average tornado moves Southwest to Northeast but may move in any direction.

A Tornado can occur at any time, but most often between 3pm and 9pm.

Tornado Watch
Means tornados are possible. Remain alert. Watch the sky and stay tuned to a weather radio, commercial radio, or television for information.

Tornado Warning
Means a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Take shelter immediately.

What happens before a tornado?

Observe what is going on in the area:
#1 Is a funnel present, it can become a tornado when it touches the ground.
#2 Hail, most often it is pea size, if there is hail present you should seek cover and/or shelter.
#3 Has the local weather service issued a tornado watch or warning.

* Be alert to changing weather conditions. Listen to a weather radio, TV news, a radio for the latest information.
* Look for approaching storms.
* Look for the following danger signs: dark often greenish sky, large hail, a large dark low-lying cloud (particularly if rotating), loud roar, similar to a freight train or jet taking off.


Oneida Environmental, Health and Safety Statement on Robertson Farm Manure Spill September 12, 2018
Oneida Nation staff, along with state and county staff responded to a manure spill report on September 10th, 2018, around 2:00 pm. The spill occurred on Robertson Farm, located on County Road E, where the pit quickly emptied approximately 300,000 gallons of liquid manure downhill into the Silver Creek. Oneida EHS staff responded to the report and were sampling and assessing the impacts to Silver Creek the same day. Nutrient and bacteria sampling of Silver Creek were collected from several locations. At that time, fish kills and visible manure in the stream were observed by staff. The report stated a faulty valve between a manure holding tank and a pit failed sometime during Sunday night or early Monday morning on the farm.
In an attempt to contain the manure flowing downstream, Silver Creek was pumped at HWY 172 and STH 54 Monday night and by Tuesday September 11, the stream had carried most of the manure downstream. Little evidence of the spill remained in the stream by Tuesday afternoon. Clean-up at the source of the spill is now taking place, including the flushing of the route to the stream and the return of manure-laden water back to the pit. Clean-up efforts are anticipated to be completed today.
Brown County and Oneida Nation health officials advise the public to not swim, play, walk or fish in streams in this area or in waters that look or smell like they contain manure. Pets should also keep away from these streams at this time.
The stream is expected to soon exhibit normal water quality conditions as it continues to flush. Staff does not anticipate any long-term effects. Follow-up monitoring will be conducted later this month to confirm.

With September being National Preparedness Month check out
FEMA Bulletin Week of August 27, 2018

With September being National Preparedness Month check out
for tips to keep yourself and your family safe.

Each year, September is National Preparedness Month. The month raises awareness of the importance to be prepared, now and throughout the year, for the types of natural and man-made disasters that could affect where we live, work, go to school, worship, and visit. The historic 2017 hurricane season a...

Oneida Nation

Oneida Nation

As of 1p.m. Sunday, the Oneida Nation in collaboration with Oneida officials, Oneida Police, Emergency Management and DPW, are calling for a 10:00 am report to work for Monday. The Oneida One Stops are expected to open at 5 a.m. Monday. This may vary somewhat dependent upon the ability of the plows to clear and remove snow throughout the Oneida Reservation and employees ability to get to the work place. Please share this information and continue to monitor Oneida Nation Facebook of updates and changes. School cancellations will be determined by school officials and be posted on local television stations as usual. As updates become available we will post. Thank you for your patience and be safe.


In conjunction with Severe Weather Week:
The National Weather Service considers a thunderstorm severe if it produces hail at least one inch in diameter, winds of 58 mph or stronger, or a tornado. Despite their small size...all thunderstorms are dangerous. Every thunderstorm produces lightning...which kills more people each year than tornadoes.

• At any given moment, nearly 1,800 thunderstorms are in progress over the surface of the earth.
• On average, the United States gets 100,000 thunderstorms each year. Approximately 1,000 tornadoes develop from these storms.
• Large hail results in nearly $1 billion in damage to property and crops.
• Straight-line winds exceeding 100 mph are responsible for most thunderstorm damage.

Count the number of seconds between a flash of lightning and the next clap of thunder. Divide this number by 5 to determine the distance to the lightning in miles.

Wisconsin’s Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness WeekApril 9-13, 2018(MADISON) –   Governor Scott Walker has declared Apri...
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Wisconsin’s Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week
April 9-13, 2018

(MADISON) – Governor Scott Walker has declared April 9-13, 2018, as Wisconsin’s Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week. Wisconsin Emergency Management, the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) have once again teamed up to sponsor the statewide tornado drills scheduled for Thursday, April 12th.

Schools, businesses, families, and individuals have two opportunities to test their emergency plans during statewide tornado drills April 12, 2018. The drills are part of the annual spring severe weather campaign to encourage everyone in Wisconsin to be ready for possible tornadoes and severe weather.

According to the NWS, Wisconsin averages 23 tornadoes annually. Last year, there were 23 tornado touchdowns in the state. While most were either EF0 or EF1, the state did record an EF3 on May 16, 2017. The tornado followed an 83 mile path across Polk, Barron, Rusk, and Price counties, killing one person and causing widespread damage. The state also experienced an outbreak of 10 tornadoes on June 14, 2017, across Shawano, Winnebago, Outagamie, Brown, and Waushara counties.

On April 12th, a mock tornado watch will be issued at 1:00 p.m. followed by a statewide mock tornado warning at 1:45 p.m. Many radio and TV stations across the state will issue the test tornado warnings. In addition, mock alerts will be issued on NOAA Weather Radios and many communities will sound their tornado sirens to test their emergency severe weather plans. Later, a mock tornado warning will be issued at 6:45 p.m. to give families and second shift workers a chance to practice their emergency plans.

The tornado drill will take place even if the sky is cloudy, dark or rainy. If actual severe storms are expected in the state on Thursday, April 12th, the tornado drills will be postponed until Friday, April 13th with the same times. If severe storms are possible Friday, the drills will be cancelled.

Any changes will be issued to local media as well as posted on the ReadyWisconsin website at Updates will also be posted on Facebook (, Twitter (, and Instagram (


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