Disasters strike Wisconsin communities every year, sometimes without warning, causing injuries to citizens and widespread destruction of homes, farms and businesses. Often local officials are both victims of disasters and responsible for helping with disaster recovery. Planning to reduce the impacts of disasters and acting to speed recovery is a major challenge for local government statewide.
In addition to information to assist with planning for and responding to natural disasters, this site provides information for addressing other threats to our wellbeing, including food safety, animal disease control, and homeland security issues. Increasingly, government is being asked to take the lead in keeping the public safe from human caused harm, as well as natural disasters. This site aims to assist those affected by disasters of any kind with up to date information from around the country.
Current and Forecast Conditions for Wisconsin and Beyond
- National Weather Service
- Current Watches & Warnings for Wisconsin, Green Bay Forecast Office
- USGS Wisconsin Streamflow & Flood State Monitoring (in real time)
- Wisconsin – Hydrological forecasts
- Intellicast – USA
- The Weather Channel
- National Observed Fire Danger Map (current conditions) – U.S. Forest Service
- National Weather Service – Duluth – Interactive Fire Weather Forecast
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- Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance
- Wisconsin Emergency Management – State of Wisconsin, Department of Military Affairs
- FEMA – Region V
- U.S. EPA Region V
Cooperative Extension and Other University Resources
- EDEN, the Extension Disaster Education Network, gathers together disaster resources from Extension Services in many states at one web site.
- University of Wisconsin-Extension Disaster Handbook for Extension Agents (Entire Handbook – 1 MB PDF file) – designed to help county Extension agents provide immediate assistance and information before and after natural disasters. The handbook is also available in individual chapter form.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Mennonite Disaster Service
- National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
- TORRO The Tornado and Storm Research Organisation
- University of Wisconsin-Disaster Management Center
- US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
- FEMA Disasters of This Year
- US Fire Administration – FEMA
- US Occupational Safety and Health Administration – OSHA
If you have any questions or comments about the Disaster Management and Recovery webpage, email Cheryl Skjolaas.