COMMUNITY

Safety

In Wisconsin we live with tornados, floods, bugs, lethal heat and paralyzing cold. How do we do it? We stick together. Community safety depends on communication, co-operation and preparation. Below are some useful links for emergency resources in WORT‘s community.

Local Emergency Resources

Regional Emergency Agencies

State Emergency Resources

National Emergency Resources

It’s HOT out there!

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 |
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Southern Wisconsin is under a heat advisory until 8pm tonight according to the National Weather Service. What can you do about? Wisconsin provides resources like safety tips and cooling centers. All the info can be found here and here.

Hurricane Sandy – How you can help

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 |
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From the Federal Emergency Management website:   How to help those affected by Sandy We’ve had a number of questions come in on our Facebook and Twitter accounts about how to help those who have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy. A few pointers to remember: Cash is the most efficient method of donating – Cash offers voluntary agencies the most flexibility in obtaining the most-needed resources and pumps money into the local economy to help businesses recover. Volunteer or donate through a trusted organization – At the national level, many voluntary, faith-based and community-based organizations are active in disasters, and are trusted ways to donate to disaster survivors. In addition to the national members, each state has its own list of voluntary organizations active in disasters. Numerous blood drives have been canceled as a result of the storm and the Red Cross has a need for blood donations. To schedule a blood donation or for more information about giving blood or platelets, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).   For more info, visit: <http://www.fema.gov/blog/2012-10-30/sandy-update-4-staying-safe-how-help>

Stay Cool Madison!

Thursday, 5 July 2012 |

Madison Metro is providing FREE rides on both regular and paratransit buses to people traveling to/from cooling centers at Warner Park and Monona Terrace. In order to travel free of charge passengers must inform the bus driver that they are traveling to the cooling center when they get on the bus. Free rides are expected to be available through 12pm on Saturday July 7. These rides are only available to Warner Park, the Monona Terrace, or other cooling centers that may be added to the system. For additional information, contact the Metro customer service center at 608-266-4466 or mymetrobus@cityofmadison.com. To receive Metro service email/text alerts, visit https://my.cityofmadison.com or follow @mymetrobus on Twitter. During this epic heat wave Madison citizens are urged to check on vulnerable neighbors, and to use common sense in regards to heat exposure, hydration and activity. For people who do not have access to air-conditioning, there are 2 cooling centers open at Warner Park and Monona Terrace. Both are equipped with cots and the Red Cross is providing water. The Salvation Army is providing food. Madison School district cancelled summer programs for Thursday July 5 and Friday July 6 because many of it’s facilities lack air conditioning.

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