Emergency Management

  1. Drought-related assistance available to Kenosha County farmers

    Kenosha County is one of three Wisconsin counties included in a natural disaster declaration related to the recent drought. Read on...
  2. Kenosha County Public Health to continue offering COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment only

    Kenosha County Public Health’s COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinics are ending after June 4, but this service will remain available — by appointment only — at two locations. Read on...
  3. Kenosha County Public Health issues recommendations on mask wearing

    In light of the recent change in CDC guidance and the upcoming May 27 expiration of the City of Kenosha’s mask requirement, Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit today issued a series of recommendations on the wearing of face coverings. Read on...
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Emergency Preparedness Planning

Various Natural Disaster Examples Including Snow, Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes

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 miles per hour).

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 AdvisoriesNOAA 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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