Kewaunee County Emergency Management is working closely with the National Weather Service out of Green Bay in monitoring this week’s forecast for Wisconsin Farm Technology Days at Ebert Enterprises LLC in Algoma.
“If we anticipate any danger to the public due to the weather, an announcement will be made over the sound system,” says Tracy Nollenberg, Kewaunee County Emergency Management Director. “If Kewaunee County is issued a tornado warning, an announcement will be made for everyone to evacuate the grounds and to seek shelter.”
The state’s largest agricultural show, which travels to a different county each year, traditionally draws 45,000 attendees. And, in the event that severe weather should strike, officials want to make sure that those from out of town also have a safe place to go.
So far the weather seems to be cooperating for the most part. Tuesday’s forecast is for sunny skies and a high of 80. Not-severe showers and thunderstorms are possible for Wednesday, with a high of 79, and Thursday’s forecast is partly sunny and 74.
“There will be seven off-site storm shelter locations within 15 miles of the host family farm, prepared to open,” says Nollenberg.
Storm shelter locations are Algoma High and Elementary schools; Luxemburg-Casco High, Intermediate, Middle and Primary schools; and Kewaunee Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Kewaunee County Emergency Management will have a laminated map pinpointing the seven storm shelter locations at each admission gate on the grounds, but officials suggest that it is best to print out a copy of the map before attending the event.
To download a map, go to the Kewaunee County Wisconsin Farm Technology Days webpage, then scroll to the bottom to find a link.