Oneida County Emergency Management

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Summer storm season is nearing, and emergency management officials are urging citizens to buy a NOAA weather radio as a way to protect yourself in heavy weather.

Oneida County Emergency Management spokesperson Dawn Robinson says the specially produced radios can alert you to any type of public notification... 

Officials Put Out Alert Concerning The Cold

Dec 27, 2017
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Oneida County Emergency Management is reminding the public that businesses are open 24 hours a day should someone need relief from the cold.

The WalMarts and Trig's stores in Rhinelander and Minocqua- Woodruff are open 24 hours each day.

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More strong thunderstorms are forecast through Thursday and a local emergency government spokesperson says the theme is 'be prepared'.

Oneida County Emergency Management spokesperson Dawn Robinson says you need to think about what you're going to do in a storm emergency long before the storm is at your doorstep...

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It only takes a step out the door before you know it's much colder than average for mid-to-late February. Cold can be a killer if you're not properly protected.

Oneida County Emergency Management spokesperson Dawn Robinson says there is one easy way to stay safe...

 "....if you do not need to travel, don't during this cold, bitter time. Not only do we need to limit our amount of time that we're outdoors, along with the time outside for our pets, it's hard on our cars as well...."

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A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Northwoods for Thursday and Friday until 7 p.m. The National Weather Service says there could be a mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet and later inches of heavy wet snow, especially in the Lake Superior snowbelt and portions of Vilas, Iron and Price counties.

Dawn Robinson from Oneida County Emergency Management says this storm should put you back into a "winter" mindset...

"....it is winter so lets be a little prepared so we reduce the amount of damage or effects it may have on us...."