Dark Sky Helped in Preparation

Operation Dark Sky was held across the state and right here in Fond du Lac County last week. Utility workers, local law enforcement, and the National Guard teamed up to train for what they would do in the case of a massive power outage. 

Sheriff’s Captain Ryan Waldschmidt says “it’s not probable that there’s going to be a large scale, long term power outage, but it is possible. And so, that was one of the biggest eye openers, to think on that big of a level of a disaster in Wisconsin. It’s not something you often think of, it’s something you certainly hope never happens, but you have to train for that as well.”

The full-scale exercise prepared responders for situations ranging from a downed substation to protesters gathering outside Alliant Energy and tying themselves to fences.