Thursday, June 05, 2008
Heavy rains battered Milwaukee and would continue for more than ten days, causing the worst floods in 15 years. In south-central Wisconsin, several tornadoes were spotted. The rain and flooding closed hundreds of roads across the state and over 2,600 took refuge in emergency shelters. Thirty-one Wisconsin counties were declared federal disaster areas by FEMA.

State Information

Wisconsin Emergency Management
2400 Wright Street
Madison, WI 53708
Phone: (608) 242-3232
Fax: (608) 242-3247

Wisconsin Homeland Security Council
2400 Wright Street
Madison, WI 23708
(608) 242-3232

Local Information

Milwaukee County Emergency Management Agency
901 North 9th Street, Room 308
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 278-4709

City of Milwaukee
200 E. Wells, Room 606
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 286-6221

Racine County Office of Emergency Management
730 Wisconsin Ave
Racine, WI 53403
(262) 636-3515

A full listing of all 72 counties can be located at: https://dma.wi.gov/DMA/wem/response/county-directors

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. 

Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Waukesha Counties
COAD - Citizens and Organizations Active in Disaster
1621 Woodburn Rd.
Waukesha, WI 53188
(262) 446-5077

Localized Ready Programs

The ReadyWisconsin campaign, launched in September 2008, is a joint initiative of Wisconsin Emergency Management and the Wisconsin Citizen Corps. The project localizes the citizen preparedness message with information, materials and resources customized to Wisconsin’s state, regional and local emergency preparedness landscape.

Last Updated: 01/13/2020