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GOVERNOR EVERS DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY

GOVERNOR EVERS DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY

A State of Emergency throughout Wisconsin is being declared by Governor Evers in response to recent snow and the upcoming extreme cold.  High temperatures for Tuesday through Thursday are expected to dip to 14 below zero, not including the windchill.  The governor’s order directs all state agencies to help with any emergency response and recovery efforts related to the snowstorm and cold.  The order also allows Wisconsin’s Adjutant General to call soldiers and airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard to active duty to support local emergency responders. 

Dangerous wind chills are being forecast in western Wisconsin.  The wind chill is expected to be around 50 below zero tonight into tomorrow morning.  Officials are concerned about hypothermia and frostbite, which could set in on exposed skin in as little as five minutes at expected temperatures.  Authorities are encouraging people to stay inside, or to make sure they have a stocked emergency kit in case they get stranded while driving. 

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