Media Advisory: February 7, 2022, Lieutenant Governor Barnes, State Officials, and Madison Mayor mark the beginning of Flood Insurance Awareness Week

February 4, 2022

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MONDAY FEB. 7: Lieutenant Governor Barnes, State Officials, and Madison Mayor Mark the Beginning of Flood Insurance Awareness Week

Governor Tony Evers has proclaimed February 6-12, 2022, as Flood Insurance Awareness Week. This week, the state of Wisconsin recognizes that homeowners, renters, and business owners can benefit from considering flood insurance coverage- especially as climate change contributes to an increased risk of flooding. It is important for Wisconsinites to flood-proof their finances, but there are other flood preparedness measures that individuals and communities can take today to prepare for spring flooding.

Monday, February 7, 2022

WHAT:   On Monday, February 7, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Nathan Houdek, Wisconsin Emergency Management Acting Administrator Greg Engle, and Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway will be speaking at a virtual press conference to launch Flood Insurance Awareness Week and discuss the importance of flood preparedness in the face of the increased frequency and severity of flooding in Wisconsin. 

WHEN:  10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.​

WHO:   Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes
            Insurance Commissioner Nathan Houdek
            Wisconsin Emergency Management Acting Administrator Greg Engle
            Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway

WHERE:   Virtual via Zoom-​pwd=VEFKaHpINGx4WVNRT0RvU​0s0dkd5UT09 ​​