Dane County Emergency Management: Update on Response to Severe Weather in Dane County

Issuing Department: Emergency Management
For more information contact:
Lesley Sillaman, Office of the County Executive

Stoughton Area Tornado

Reference 0823-02

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Damage Assessment teams have been walking through the storm damaged areas today. The data they collect will be compiled and submitted in support of securing a presidential disaster declaration.

A security perimeter will be maintained around the storm damaged areas until Friday, August 25, 2005 at 3:00 P.M. Persons wanting access to the area during this period will be required to have a wristband. After 3:00 p.m. there will be extra Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the storm affected area. The perimeter will be maintained based on the progress of debris removal.

The Dane County Highway, Transportation and Public Works Department continue to assist local municipalities with debris removal.

The Stoughton Fire Department would like to remind its residents that the burn ban is still in effect.

Persons with Agricultural questions can contact Roger Johnson with the Dane County Office of the USDA Farm Service Agency at 224-3772 or Dave Fischer, the Dane County Crops & Soils Agent with the University of Wisconsin Extension Office at 224-3716.

The Salvation Army continues to feed storm affected residents, first responders, and volunteers. They are providing a rolling canteen through the affected area. If you are interested in volunteering with the Salvation Army, please call 608 / 250-2235. If you would like to help with food preparation, please call 608 /873-9838.

Free tetanus booster shots will be available from the Dane County Department of Human Services Division of Public Health at the regularly scheduled clinic at the South Madison Health and Family Center, 2202 S. Park in Madison from 8:30 – 11:00 A.M. and 1:30 – 4:00 PM.

The Mental Health Center of Dane County has a 24-hour crisis counseling line at 280-2600.

Please report all storm related damage to your local municipality!!