News, Media & Events: Wisconsin


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National Dam Safety Awareness Day seeks to encourage and promote individual and community responsibility and best practices for dam safety, as well as what steps can be taken to prevent catastrophic dam failures. The theme for National Dam Safety Awareness Day 2023 on May 31, is, "Dam Safety is a shared responsibility. Know your risk, know your role, know the benefits of dams and take action."

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Press Releases and Fact Sheets

Through the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program, FEMA has awarded $872,894 to the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin (MITW) for an underground power line conversion project. The project will convert a series of overhead copper weld power lines to underground aluminum power lines. Since their installation in the 1950s, these lines have sustained repeated outages from natural hazards. By converting the overhead lines to underground lines, this project will ensure power to the reservation remains operable during severe weather, ice storms and extreme cold.
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The application period is now open for the FEMA Region 5 Virtual Internship Program, an opportunity for students living in or attending colleges or universities in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin to get hands-on training in the growing field of emergency management. These unpaid positions will offer students the chance to learn about FEMA programs and services and gain real-world experience with the potential for future full-time employment at FEMA or another federal agency.
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FEMA and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) announced today that $66,992,779 in federal funding has been made available to Wisconsin Department of Health Services for costs related to the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic under the federal disaster declaration on April 4, 2020.
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