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Evers Declares State of Emergency for Madison Fires PDF Print E-mail
Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Saturday, 20 July 2019 09:49

capital-madisonwiDeclaration provides state support during the large power outage exacerbated by the extreme heat wave.

MADISON - Gov. Tony Evers declared a State of Emergency Friday for the City of Madison and Dane County following two fires at electric substations in the downtown metropolitan area of Madison. The declaration is to provide state support during the large power outage that is exacerbated by the extreme heat wave affecting the area.

tony-evers“We are grateful that no one has been injured as a result of the explosion and fires this morning, and I want to thank emergency personnel who responded quickly to contain the situation,” said Gov. Evers. “With the power outages and the extreme heat, I have directed all state agencies to provide assistance and authorized Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, to activate the National Guard to assist local authorities if needed. Keeping folks safe remains our top priority as we continue to manage and respond to this situation.”

A copy of Gov. Evers' executive order #34 can be found here.

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 July 2019 10:49
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