In order to safely and effectively deal with natural or man made disasters, the Whitewater Police Department has an appointed officer to serve as Emergency Management Coordinator. We have developed policies, procedures, and plans to deal with specific emergency/disaster situations. The Emergency Management program represents an ongoing developmental process. The program includes maintenance of 8 outdoor warning sirens, a functional emergency operation center (EOC), access to weather radar, training, and all other aspects of disaster preparedness.
It is the mission of the Office of Emergency Management to protect the citizens of Whitewater through efficient handling of emergency situations to include man-made, natural or terrorist disasters. Continuous education and training is available through this program in order to better prepare Whitewater area residents to protect themselves following a major emergency or disaster until emergency services can respond.Should you have any questions relating to severe weather and siren activation, please feel free to contact the Office of Emergency Management at (262) 473-0570 or visit one of the web sites relating to the National Weather Service.
When a tornado watch is issued, the National Weather Service urges you to alert your neighbors and be sure your family is ready to take shelter. Listen to your radio. It's a lifeline for storm bulletins and safety information. If you hear a tornado warning, take cover immediately. There may not be a tornado in your future, but don't bet your life on it.