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For Emergencies Dial:
Roxanne I. Kahan
104 S. Eyder Ave
Phillips, WI 54555
An Appointment is Recommended.
Price County Emergency Management
coordinates effective disaster response and recovery efforts in
support of local governments. Through planning, training, and
exercising, we prepare ourselves, our citizens, and response
personnel, to minimize the loss of lives and property.
Propane Shortage Information Link
ESTIMATED DISASTER ECONOMIC INJURY WORKSHEET
Instructions for Completing Worksheet.pdf
Requesting Complaints from Customer’s Gas Service, LLC
Contract-Holders Facing Propane Delivery Issues
Price County Propane and Cold Weather
PRICE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF
Emergency Management Phone: 715-339-5239 Email: email@example.com
Price County Propane and
Cold Weather Information
Price County residents need to be ready for serious
weather events affecting our area. The impact of high cost and
shortage of propane in parts of Wisconsin is further compounded by
below normal temperatures being predicted for the month of February.
While many continue to work effortlessly to find
alternative resources to solve these problems, local officials want
to make sure you remain safe in your home during this emergency.
Please note this is intended as a guide. The lists are not
exhaustive. You can find additional information available on the
Price County website at: http://www.co.price.wi.us/.
TIPS FOR PROPANE USERS: Do not stay in your home
if you do not have heat.
If you experience a heating emergency, contact the
Price County Energy Assistance at 715-339-2158 during business hours
8:00am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday. They will determine your
eligibility for heating benefits based upon your household income,
size and your home’s heating costs.
If you need assistance during non-business hours,
please contact the Price County Sheriff’s Department at
Check your tank level to determine the level of
propane available. If you are unable to check your level, please
contact a neighbor, friend, or the Price County Sheriff's Department
If your tank is below 30%, please contact your
vendor for a fuel delivery. Do not wait until your tank is nearly
out of fuel. Some vendors are not able to deliver immediately, may
deliver limited amounts and/or additional fees may be charged.
Report price gouging and contractual disputes to
the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer
Protection (DATCP). Consumer Complaint Hotline: 1-800-422-7128
Check on your neighbors frequently, especially the
sick, disabled or frail elderly.
Make reasonable adjustments to your thermostat to
conserve the propane you have.
attempt to connect a small propane tank to your furnace. This is
extremely unsafe and may cause serious damage to your home and
result in death.
heat your home with a gas or electric cooking stove.
heat your home with kerosene lanterns, portable heaters (commonly
used in deer stands), or other appliances that are not for indoor
run a car in an enclosed space.
run a generator in the home or garage, or right next to windows or
PRICE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Price County Emergency Management Phone:
715-339-5239 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 715-339-3057
bitter temperatures be aware of hypothermia and frostbite. If you
must be outside, wear proper clothing for cold, wet, and windy
monoxide is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the
United States. Symptoms of overexposure to carbon monoxide are often
mistaken for the flu and include headaches, fatigue, dizziness,
shortness of breath/chest pain, nausea /vomiting, and confusion. If
you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms or your
carbon monoxide detector sounds an alarm, seek fresh air and shelter
elsewhere immediately and call 911.
are traveling, even short distances, make sure you have a winter
emergency kit in your vehicle. Items to include: candles, matches,
flashlight, pocket knife, snacks, cell phone adapter, a blanket, and
extra clothing. It may take time for someone to reach you, please be
LEAVING YOUR HOME:
Although the County understands that you do not want
to leave your home, the reality is that some may need to do so.
have to leave your home, please be sure to winterize your home to
avoid property damage (broken water lines, etc.).
local plumber to assist you in draining your water pipes.
have a well, please be sure to shut the well off.
need assistance, contact the Price County Energy Assistance at
715-339-2158 during business hours 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday through
Friday. Contact the Price County Sheriff's Department during
non-business hours at 715-339-3011.
Small Business Administration (SBA) economic injury
capital loans are designed to help businesses recover from a natural
disaster. While the propane shortage may not qualify as a natural
disaster, Emergency Management is asking for your assistance in the
form of collecting information about uninsured business losses in
our area in case the status changes. Businesses that demonstrate
significant hardship or have suffered economic injury due to this
event are encouraged to complete an
ESTIMATED DISASTER ECONOMIC
available at http://www.co.price.wi.us/EM/emgdefault.htm or contact
Price County Emergency Management at 715-339-5239 for a copy of the
worksheet. Businesses impacted in the following way would meet the
Having to shut down for the following reasons:
1. Lack of heat,
2. Lack of ability to pay propane bills that have at
least tripled in the last several weeks
3. Lack of ability for a dealer to procure propane
at current prices
For additional information please visit the Price
County website at: http://www.co.price.wi.us/ or Ready Wisconsin at
http://ready.wi.gov/. Thank you.
Tips for Computer Users
Top 10 Emergency Preparedness
Here is our Top 10 List:
- Emergency Weather Radio
A NOAA weather radio
is like having your own emergency siren in your home. It is one of
the best ways to protect your family in the case of a disaster.
Emergency radios are a 24-hour source of weather forecasts, watches,
warnings and other emergency information. You can purchase emergency
radios for around $30 at most electronic stores, hardware stores and
even neighborhood drug stores.
- Winter Weather Survival
Everyone should carry a winter survival kit in their vehicle. In an
emergency it could save your life and the lives of your passengers.
It should include:
- windshield scraper and
- flashlight with extra
- snack food including energy
bars and raisins
- matches and small candles
- extra hats, socks and
- first aid kit with pocket
- blankets or sleeping bag
- road salt, sand or cat
litter for traction
- booster cables
- emergency flares and
- fluorescent distress flag
and a whistle to attract attention
You can make your own
kit or purchase kits at hardware stores and online retailers. And
remember, each of these items make a great “stocking stuffer”.
- Cell Phone Adapter
moment you need to use your cell phone to make an emergency call is
the moment you have no power left in your battery. Giving someone a
cell phone adapter to plug into a car lighter is a great way to say
- Home Emergency Kit
In an emergency,
basic services (electricity, gas, water, etc.) may be cut off for
days or even weeks. You may be stuck in your home during that time
or evacuated at a moment’s notice. You probably won’t have time to
shop or search for the supplies you need. That’s why it is important
to have your own fully-stocked disaster kit ready. The kit should
include items like:
non-perishable food that doesn’t need electricity for
storage or preparation
flashlights with extra batteries
first aid kit
- Enrollment in a CPR or
Call your local
American Red Cross or American Heart Association chapter to find a
class near you or your loved ones.
- Smoke and Carbon Monoxide
Many people know that
smoke detectors save lives in a fire. But did you know that carbon
monoxides can save you from the "silent killer". Carbon monoxide is
a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that can be generated by
improper ventilation of furnaces, generators and other devices.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, carbon monoxide is the
leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the United States,
with more than 20,000 people visiting the emergency room and nearly
500 killed each year from overexposure to the gas.
- Fire extinguishers
Give one for the
kitchen, another for the garage, a third to keep in your car.
- Foldable ladder
Keep near a
second-story window for quick escape in a fire
- Pet Disaster Kits
Your pets will need
food and water in a disaster just like you. Leashes and a carrying
case or crate for safer transportation and housing during a disaster
is also a good idea.
- Battery Powered Lamps
Not only great for
camping but perfect in an emergency when the power goes out and you
need a lot of light.
And one more idea! As you gather with family
and friends take a few minutes to discuss what they
will do in the case of an emergency or disaster. This includes
developing a simple family communications plan and identifying how
you would get in touch with loved ones and where you might meet if
you are separated when an emergency or disaster takes place.