Emergency Management

  1. Kenosha Fire Department to offer free COVID-19 testing Wednesdays, Fridays at old Fire Station 3

    The Kenosha Fire Department will be offering free COVID-19 testing on Wednesdays and Fridays through the end of the year. Read on...
  2. Community leaders call on community to follow COVID-19 safety recommendations

    With cases of COVID-19 rising sharply in Kenosha County, local government and health leaders are imploring the community follow some fundamental health and safety recommendations. Read on...
  3. Modern Apothecary moves COVID-19 testing site to old Fire Station 3

    In a new, public-private partnership, Modern Apothecary has moved its COVID-19 testing site to the former Kenosha Fire Station No. 3, 2121 Roosevelt Road. 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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