County Emergency Plans are Not always Available

The Sheboygan Press of Wisconsin has a good article on how difficult it is to obtain county emergency response plans for the public to review.  They went around to all 72 counties in Wisconsin and some had their plans easily accessible online and some charged up to $600 to give you a photocopied version.  They have only received responses from 55 counties as this story went to print.  Since the results are all over the board, it is not easy for the public in all counties to know what their public officials have planned for disasters.

The newspaper’s hope is to get as many county plans together as they can in one place as a data warehouse for the public and public officials to widen the discussions on the plans so they are solid when disasters strike.

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About Chuck Schoeneberger

Former forecaster at Meridian Environmental Technologies Inc (now a Interis Company), with a background in GIS and LiDAR, with other stints at GeoSpatial Services of Winona, MN and Aerometric (Now Quantum Spatial) of Sheboygan, WI. He is a weather technologist for public storm safety from a local to international level. LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=25048141&trk=tab_pro His views are his own and not of his employer.
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