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Governor Evers Declares State of Emergency In Response to Winter Storm & Cold

Governor Tony Evers has declared a State of Emergency for
the entire state of Wisconsin in response to today’s (Monday’s) winter storm
and dangerous wind chills that are expected this week. “I’m concerned about the safety and well-being of our
residents as this major storm and bitter cold moves in,” said Gov. Evers. “I
want to make sure all state assets are available, including the Wisconsin
National Guard if needed, to help communities across the state and keep people
warm and safe.”
The executive order directs all state agencies to assist
if there are any emergency response and recovery efforts associated with the
snow and cold. It also the Wisconsin National Guard to be called in to assist emergency
responders. After the snow moves out tonight, life-threatening cold is expected
to move in starting late tonight – with temperatures not expected to rise above
zero until Friday. Record overnight lows of -15 to -25 with wind chills of -35
to -50 below are expected for the period between Tuesday and Thursday.