Local Official Says Don’t Wait For Severe Weather To Happen, Prepare Now

Severe weather is always a possibility, especially in Spring, and the public is being reminded of that this week during “Severe Weather Awareness Week.” 

Fond du Lac County Director of Communication and Emergency Management Bobbi Hicken tells KFIZ News you shouldn’t wait for an event to happen, you should prepare now. Hicken says there are some key steps you can take care of now. “With flooding, especially this time of year, have that Go Kit. Be prepared if you need to evacuate. But also have things that you are going to need. Your important papers, all of that, keep them in waterproof containers, preferably not in the basement. If you can keep them in a different location so if your basement does flood, you are able to still have those important papers or have copies of them.” 

Hicken said severe weather in Wisconsin this time of year could include thunderstorms, flooding as well as tornadoes. A Statewide Tornado Drill is scheduled for Thursday, April 15, but in Fond du Lac County there will be no sounding of the outdoor warning sirens. You can find more information at readywisconsin.wi.gov