Tanna McKeon, Director
608-328-9416


 

 

 

 

 

 

        

MISSION STATEMENT: Green County Emergency Management coordinates effective disaster response and recovery efforts in support of local governments. Through planning, training, and exercising, we prepare ourselves, our citizens, and response personnel, to minimize the loss of lives and property.
 

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Dispose of Your Hazardous Products Correctly!

It’s that time of year again to do fall cleaning and you may have some chemicals left over such as: pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers, and other hazardous products.  If you can, try using these products up or give them to someone who can use them up for you.  If you cannot use them up, it is important to store or dispose of the products safely and properly.  The BEST way to dispose of them is to take them to the Clean Sweep Site which is located at the Green County Landfill at  W2002 County SS, Brodhead, WI. The Clean Sweep Site is open 7am to 3pm, Monday through Friday.  It is also open on the following Saturdays; 8AM-11:30AM on the following Saturdays: June 4th, July 9th, August 6th, September 10th and October 1st. The  Clean Sweep Site will be closing for the season on October 31, 2014.  So take advantage of this service while you can, so you can properly dispose of hazardous substances.  More information on Green County Clean Sweep can be found at http://green.uwex.edu/2016/04/28/green-county-clean-sweep/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Response

Immediately following a natural or technological disaster, essential utilities and supply sources may be disrupted, there are damages to public and private property, and people suffer injuries or death.  All emergencies must be managed during the response phase by using an Incident Command structure that efficiently procures and employs all the resources needed to effectively manage the situation. Each emergency is different and requires a comprehensive assessment of resources available and the flexibility to mobilize them

Recovery

Recovery starts almost immediately after a disaster strikes and the goal is to restore all systems to normal or near-normal condition. Long-term recovery from a disaster may go on for years until the entire disaster area is completely redeveloped, either as it was in the past or for an entirely new purpose which is less vulnerable to a disaster. During this time it is very important for the public to check this website, facebook , WEKZ  radio 93.7 FM and other media outlets for current emergency information.

Mitigation

Mitigation means to eliminate or reduce the chance of occurrence or the effects of a disaster. The downtown area in the City of Darlington, WI was repeatedly flooded and through a mitigation grant they were able to remove structures near the river and turn the area into a park. They also put flood walls around some buildings to protect them.  The City of Monroe also received a grant after the 1996 flooding and several detention ponds were created to hold water runoff. This has been very beneficial and both of these projects have greatly reduced damages caused by flooding.

Preparedness

Preparedness means planning for emergency operations, identifying available resources, ensuring training, and practicing plans through exercises.  Responders as well as individuals must ensure they have emergency plans and test them. It has been proven that the more prepared a community and its citizens are for a disaster, the faster they recover from it.