Last Updated: March 7, 2023
Wisconsin faces many threats: flooding, wildfires, tornadoes, extreme temperatures, and man-made disasters. In recent years, Wisconsin has experienced more intense and frequent heavy rains causing flooding, washed out roads and bridges, failed dams, injury, and illness. Help reduce the impact from these disasters by understanding risk and
taking action to minimize potential damage from hazards before they occur.
Learn How to Prepare and Protect
We started the Stronger Wisconsin campaign to build a more resilient Wisconsin in the face of our changing climate. We are working to spread the word about mitigation opportunities and highlight the importance of appropriate and sufficient insurance coverage for consumers across the state. We are conducting outreach trips to different types of communities and bringing industry partners, local government stakeholders, and consumers to the table to discuss pre-disaster mitigation. Working closely with agency partners like the
Department of Safety and Professional Services
Department of Financial Institutions
, we are also working to understand the potential hurdles to mitigation that may exist in Wisconsin. By evaluating the current state of climate resiliency barriers, we can develop the best solutions to overcome them.
Building more resilient communities is possible through the work of the
, industry partners, and campaigns like Stronger Wisconsin. The climate is changing, and it’s critical that we continue to work collaboratively to prepare and protect our communities.
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The best thing you can do, is be prepared.
Learn more about the impacts of a changing climate and Wisconsin’s response:
What is Mitigation and Why is it Important?
Mitigation includes a range of actions taken to reduce or eliminate risk to people and property from the impact of disasters. This can take the form of community-wide risk reduction projects; improvements to critical infrastructure; building codes that strengthen new construction; and improving the resiliency of existing structures.
Reports indicate that temperature and precipitation totals will continue to rise and that the frequency and severity of extreme weather events are increasing in Wisconsin. Mitigation and disaster preparedness efforts help reduce damage to homes and businesses and prevent loss of life.
, an initiative of
Wisconsin Emergency Management
, educates and empowers Wisconsinites to prepare for and respond to emergencies such as natural disasters.
Social Media Toolkits
OCI has developed ready-to-use social media posts to educate the public on the importance of flood and severe weather safety, insurance, and preparedness. The toolkits contain graphics and social media posts that you may use on your social networks.
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Whether it is auto, health, home, or life insurance, our Consumer Affairs team is here to help you if you have a question or concern about your insurance policy or claim.
Phone: (800) 236-8517 or (608) 266-3585
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