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State gets grant to continue disaster preparedness efforts

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The state of Wisconsin will continue its disaster preparedness project for another three years after receiving a grant.

Wisconsin Emergency Management has been awarded a new, three-year federal grant to continue ReadyWisconsin, a program training AmeriCorps members across the state to promote emergency preparedness.

WEM will get $130,000 to hire new AmeriCorps members. They will assist local and tribal emergency management to develop volunteer plans and trainings in the state.

“The AmeriCorps members have done an excellent job this year working with local communities and helping people be prepared for emergencies,” said WEM Administrator Brian Satula in a statement. “We look forward to continue this important program and encourage more families to be ready for the unexpected.”

Since the program started, WEM has participated in events like Weather Day at the Milwaukee Brewers, Safety Saturday and other emergency preparedness events.

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