Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach is declaring a state of emergency in response to the storm damage and power outages across Brown County due to severe weather on Wednesday. This declaration enables the county and its municipalities to become eligible for state and federal resources necessary to support cleanup and recovery efforts.
“As our friends and neighbors woke up this morning, many found their homes, properties, and belongings damaged or destroyed due to severe weather storms moving through last night,” says Streckenbach. “Our goal is to ensure that our municipalities, their residents, businesses, and infrastructure can recover safely, and that their can lives return to normal.”
This state of emergency will remain in effect until further notice. Brown County asks that motorists observe posted road and street closures and avoid areas where storm damage has made travel dangerous due to issues such as downed power lines. Brown County asks that residents be patient while crews work to clean up and restore public services.