Disaster Management

Photo from the NOAA photo archives.

Photo from the NOAA photo archives.

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

Photo from the NOAA photo archives.

Photo from the NOAA photo archives.

Internet Resources

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General

Wisconsin Resources

Cooperative Extension and Other University Resources

Weather

Disaster Preparedness

Flooding

Fire

Tornado

Landslides

Lightning

Drought

Heatwave

Earthquake

Hurricane

Chemical Emergencies

Biological Threats

Winter Storms

Disaster Mitigation

Emergency Response

Disaster

People and Trauma

Terrorism

Animals

Additional References

If you have any questions or comments about the Disaster Management and Recovery webpage, email Cheryl Skjolaas.