#LocalGovMatters – Emergency Preparedness

Andrew Beckett, Assistant Public Information Officer for Wisconsin Emergency Management, joins Gwyn Guenther from The Wheeler Report to talk about severe weather and being prepared.

Andrew highlights :

  • The importance of having a plan and being prepared:  http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/Plan/Plan.asp?maintab=0
  • Important resource information: http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/Informed/Informed.asp?maintab=0
  • What documents to have in a safe place and how to prepare them.
  • Where to go in different types of emergencies and what to have in an emergency kit. (A 3 days supply of water!)
  • What you need to know about flooding and what to do if you’re caught.  http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/media/pdf/Flooding.pdf
  • Weather tips: http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/tornado/2018schoolTAW.pdf
  • Knowing who to call in an emergency – County Emergency Management: https://dma.wi.gov/DMA/wem/response/county-directors