Below is a list of resources that may be helpful during severe winter weather. My office will update this page with additional information as we receive it.


Before the Storm

Before a winter storm, it is important to prepare as much as you can by:

- Having plenty of water and food (for people, pets, and livestock)
- Get medications refilled
- Charge cell phones
- Fill your car with gas and get gas for generators
- Gather blankets and warm clothes
- Have flashlights, batteries, candles, etc. ready

Report a Power Outage


Jump River Electric Cooperative: During office hours call 715-532-5524 or after hours 1-866-273-5111. You can also use your mobile phone to connect to and click on the Outage button.

Taylor Electric Cooperative: 715-678-2411

Barron Electric Cooperative:

Chippewa Valley Electric Cooperative:

Xcel Energy:
Call 800-895-4999 or Text OUT to 98936. You can also submit outage information online at 

North Central Power:

Wisconsin Public Service:
 800-450-7240 or submit outage information online at

County Contacts to Request Assistance


Marathon County:  For non-emergency assistance requests call 211.

Rusk County: Rusk County Winter Weather and Power Outages Resource Page

Sawyer County:  Sawyer County Public Health at 715-638-3353 if you need food, drinking water, urgent medications, or oxygen. For other non-emergency assistance requests call 211 or contact Sawyer County Dispatch at 715-634-5213.

Storm updates will be posted on the Sawyer County Public Health Facebook page. County-wide emergency messages will also be posted to Nixle, which residents can enroll in for free.

Taylor County: For non-emergency assistance requests call 211. You can also reach 
Taylor County Human Services at 715-748-3332 or Taylor County Emergency Management at 715-748-3503.