State Of Emergency Declared Over Dry Conditions

(Wisconsin Radio Network)-Abnormally dry weather conditions, high winds, and low humidity are causing an increased likelihood of wildfires throughout the state. As a result, Governor Walker has issued an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency. Tod Pritchard is with Wisconsin Emergency Management. He says the declaration proactively gets the paperwork done … just in case. “It’s really planning for the worst and hoping for the best. It’s a classic example of that.” The risk of significant large fires is expected to extend at least through the end of May. While some individuals might see wet yards after a rainfall, Pritchard says that’s not enough to drown the drought. “A shower here or a shower there certainly helps a little bit, but it’s not going to make up for the deficit.” Read more at