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  • Joint Resolution
  • Fording Flood Waters Program
  • Packers Family Night

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Joint Resolution Introduced to Honor
First Responders

This week I introduced a Joint Resolution in the legislature to commend emergency response personnel for their exceptional work during and after the destructive storms that our communities faced in July.

Below is the resolution that I authored with Senator Testin:

Whereas, severe storms swept across the state in late July 2019, flooding roads, downing trees, and leaving over 273,000 residents without power; and

Whereas, at least nineteen tornadoes touched down in the state and straight-line winds occurred, causing significant damage; and

Whereas, local fire and police departments, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, the National Guard, utility crews, public works crews, state agency personnel, and volunteers came forward to assist in the recovery; and

Whereas, members of the Wisconsin legislature thank state residents who pitched in to support their neighbors and communities; and

Whereas, members of the Wisconsin legislature also express their deepest sympathies to those whose property was lost or damaged during the storms; and

Whereas, the legislature hopes for the state’s speedy recovery from the storms; and

Whereas, emergency first responders deserve honor and recognition for their tireless efforts to keep all Wisconsinites safe; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the members of the Wisconsin legislature extend their thanks and gratitude to emergency response personnel and volunteers for their response to the July 2019 severe weather incidents and for their continued efforts to keep our communities safe. 

An update on the storms and some resources are included in the latest incident report from the Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center that is linked here.

Here is another link to the Wisconsin Emergency Management recovery assistance webpage that has a list of other resources available to those impacted by the storms.

These are some other links that may be helpful:

It is very important to report your damage.  The level of damage has an impact on federal resources that could potentially be provided to the impacted communities.  Impacted residents should call 2-1-1 or 877-947-2211 to report damage to private property. You can also contact 2-1-1 for information on possible volunteer assistance.

 
Fording Flood Waters Forum

I was honored to join several of my legislative colleagues Wednesday at the Fording Flood Waters program hosted by U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher.

There were Speakers from FEMA and NOAA, along with state agencies of WEM, DNR, Coastal Management, UW Sea Grant and CIMSS. They presented an overview of flood basics, hazard mitigation strategies, resources, and grants. 

We learned a lot of valuable information and discussed topics related to water trends and impacts, recent floods and their economic repercussions, flood maps and identifying risk areas, current land use, and broad strategies.

Here is a photo from the event:

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Packers Family Night

Tonight is the Green Bay Packers “Family Night”! Now in its 19th year, “Family Night” includes a full practice, fireworks, and a laser light show to end the night. Location: Lambeau Field

Time: 5:30 PM

Location:1265 Lombardi Ave, Green Bay, Wisconsin

For more information on the event tonight, please click here.

Here is a photo of me with Aaron Rodgers from a few years ago:

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