Posts under ‘Emergency Management’

Kenosha County Emergency Management to offer free Tornado Spotter’s Class

Kenosha County Emergency Management will be sponsoring a combination Free Basic/ Advanced Tornado Spotter’s Class on Wednesday, April 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Bristol Village Hall, 19801 83rd St., Bristol. Though the class is free, people need to register with Kenosha County Emergency Management at 262-605-7900 with your name, phone number (in case […]

Real winter weather requires awareness

With the seemingly certian arrival of real winter weather today in the form of significant snow accumulations, wind and cold it seemd like a good time to revisit some information distributed by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department back in November for Winter Awareness Week: “We all remember the Groundhog Day Blizzard from last February, storms […]

It’s time to build heat awareness

Did you realize that Thursday was Wisconsin Heat Awareness Day? Probably not, based on the temperatures that battled to reach 60 degrees. But remember earlier in the week when the heat index was pushing 100? believe it or not those temps will be back and the county wants you to know how to stay healthy […]

Warning siren use explained

Were you suprised by the sounding of the county’s outdoor warning sirens yesterday given that no tornado was being forecast? The Emergency Management division of the Sheriff’s Department has found itself explaining that a lot today. Here’s the explanation offered by Sgt. Bill Beth, KCSD public information officer. Outdoor warning sirens are activated for three […]

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for all of Kenosha County until 9 p.m. Kenosha County Emergency Management is reporting that the storm is producing quarter sized hail and “hurricane force” winds. UPDATE 8:30 p.m. — Weather warning sirens can be heard in Paddock Lake. UPDATE 8:36 p.m. — Air very still in […]

Tornado Watch issued for county

At 2:05 p.m., the National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Kenosha County and 35 other Wisconsin counties. The watch is in effect until 10 p.m. ShareTweet0 Shares

Emergency crews conducting drill

If at about 4:45 p.m. or so you are seeing a lot of emergency response from fire departments — especially heading in the direction of Highways 31 and A — it is likely related to a drill being conducted at Petrifying Springs County Park. The drill is a full-scale exercise that will test the ability of area […]

This is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week

April 11 to 15 has been proclaimed Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week, by Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and Gov. Scott Walker. During this time a statewide tornado drill is scheduled for Thursday, April 14 (Note: I’m checking on this to see whether this day or date is correct since Friday is April 15 Correct […]

County Emergency Management to host weather spotting classes

Kenosha County Emergency Management will sponsor Beginners and Advanced classes on Severe Weather/Tornado Spotting on April 4 and 28. “The classes are free and the public is highly encouraged to attend to learn more about severe weather, how it is formed and how it affects them. Law enforcement, fire, EMS, public works and amateur radio […]

Kenosha County municipalities eligible for blizzard cost assistance

The state has determined that  Kenosha County has exceeded the threshold needed for public assistance for the Ground Hog Day Blizzard, the county’s Emergency Management Office has announced. This determination means federal reimbursement could be made available to local governmental bodies — county, municipal, schools, some non-profits. As a result, FEMA has been asked to […]

Emergency management prepared for storm

Below is a summary of Kenosha County’s preparations for the expected inclement weather released by Kenosha County Emergency Management director Lt. Ed VanTine, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: At this time we do not plan on having our EOC (Emergency Operations Center) open. Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department will have additional supervisors and deputies working on the road. They […]

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