Emergency Management

  1. "Listen, Act and Live!"

    When severe weather is on the horizon, your safety may depend on receiving information about threatening conditions as quickly as possible! Read on...
  2. Emergency Assistance Program grant applications now available for July 2017 flood survivors

    Kenosha County residents whose homes were damaged by the July 2017 floods may now apply for recovery funds through the Southern Housing Region Kenosha County Emergency Assistance Program, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today. Read on...
  3. Kenosha County highways A and H to close temporarily for Foxconn related paving work

    Road improvements related to the Foxconn development will affect two Kenosha County trunk highways in the Village of Somers beginning later this week. Read on...
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Emergency Preparedness Planning


Emergency Preparedness





Welcome to the Emergency Preparedness Planning website, brought to you by Kenosha County. This website will better prepare you and your family for future disasters by helping you create your own personalized family disaster plan. 
 

A disaster can strike at any time - sometimes without warning. It is important for every Kenosha County resident, especially citizens with disabilities and other special needs to plan ahead for an emergency situation and know what to do in the event of an emergency.

In a major disaster, emergency workers may not be able to reach everyone right away, and in some cases it may take 3 or more days for help to arrive. What would you do if you had no electricity, no gas, no water and no telephone service? Having a plan for your family and their needs will help ensure their safety and comfort during these difficult times.

Kenosha County Outdoor Warning Sirens


Outdoor warning sirens are activated for three conditions:
  • A tornado has been sighted by trained spotter/law enforcement.
  • National Weather Service sees rotation and believes the formation of a tornado is highly possible.
  • Severe thunderstorm warning with hurricane force winds (winds at or in excess of 74 mph).
The sirens do not sound for an "all clear" as warnings expire. As new warnings or sightings come about the sirens are sounded again. The investment of a NOAA all hazard weather radio will keep you appraised of the current weather situation and an "all clear" when the storm has passed.

Weather Advisories NOAA Radios
Watches, Warnings or Advisories for Wisconsin
Thunderstorms, tornadoes, floods, blizzards -- these are just a few of the potential hazards residents can face in Kenosha County. Having a battery operated, tone-alert NOAA Weather Radio in your home is like having your own personal alert.

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